ATLANTA (AP) -- Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says Christian
Ponder is back as the team's starting quarterback for the
Chick-fil-A Bowl against South Carolina.
Fisher said Tuesday Ponder will start but could split time with
backup EJ Manuel in Friday night's game against No. 19 South
Ponder missed the Seminoles' 44-33 Atlantic Coast Conference
championship game loss to Virginia Tech with a right elbow injury.
He has had problems with the elbow through all season but has
played in 11 games.
Fisher praised Ponder's toughness and said other players would
have made it through only two or three games.
Ponder set a career high by throwing 20 touchdown passes for the
No. 23 Seminoles. He says he has no swelling or pain in his elbow.
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