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ESPN: Ponder, Taylor finish on top

If Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder ever grew frustrated with his injuries or mistakes this year, offensive guard Rodney Hudson said he couldn’t tell.

“He's a team player, and he's been through some tough things,” Hudson said, “but I think he's persevered and done his best to get healthy and hold the team up.”

He’s not the only one.

Adversity and criticism are as common for quarterbacks as first downs, but both Ponder and Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor have come out on the winning end in spite of it. For Ponder, a season that began with Heisman hopes was ...

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