David Ponder

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David Ponder
No. 97
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1962-06-27) June 27, 1962 (age 55)
Washington, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Cairo (GA)
College: Florida State
Undrafted: 1984
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 4
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

David Earl Ponder (born June 27, 1962) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Florida State University.

Early years[edit]

Ponder attended Cairo High School in Cairo, Georgia. He accepted a scholarship from Florida State University where he was a two-year starter at nose guard and defensive tackle for the Seminoles. In 1982, he was moved from defensive tackle to nose guard to replace an injured Lennie Chavers.[1] The next year, he was moved back to defensive tackle.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Ponder was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys after the 1984 NFL Draft. He played defensive tackle and was waived on August 27, 1984.[2]

In 1985, Ponder was re-signed and appeared in four games before being released on October 26.

Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

On November 21, 1985, he was signed by the Los Angeles Raiders.[3] He was released two days later on November 23.[4]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On May 6, 1986, he signed as a free agent with the Buffalo Bills to play nose guard.[5] He was cut on August 17.[6]

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

In 1986, he signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He was released on October 19.[7]

Personal life[edit]

His son Christian played quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings in the National Football League.


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