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2011 Senior Bowl: Christian Ponder Impresses Early, Finds Leonard Hankerson For A Touchdown

It’s been all Christian Ponder early in the Senior Bowl. The Florida State quarterback has been on fire thus far, leading the South to back-to-back scores early in the first quarter. On the first drive of the game, the South settled for a 23-yard field goal after stalling deep in North territory. The second time around, Ponder hit Leonard Hankerson on an out route for 18 yards and the score to put the South up 10-0 on the North.

Through just two series, Ponder has completed 5-9 passes for 94 yards and a touchdown. Hankerson has been his favorite target, catching three passes for 76 yards and the aforementioned score. Those three catches include the biggest play of the game, a 48-yard catch and run. Ronald Johnson also has one catch for 12 yards.

With the North offense stuck in neutral early, it’s been all South in the Senior Bowl. Thanks to Ponder, the South all-stars hold a 10-0 lead with just about a minute left in the first quarter. For the latest updates from Alabama, stay with our Senior Bowl StoryStream.