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Viking quarterback Christian Ponder is mobbed by young fans as he gives away a signed jersey Thursday afternoon at Scheels in Fargo. (David Samson/Forum)

Minnesota Vikings: Ponder wins over Fargo Scheels crowd

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FARGO - David Ponder, the father of quarterback Christian Ponder, is pleased the Minnesota Vikings drafted left tackle Matt Kalil to protect his son.

"We're huge fans of Matt," David Ponder said with a smile during a Thursday news conference at Scheels.

"By the way, this is my interview," joked Christian, who was standing at the podium when his dad chimed in during the media session.

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