Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder confirmed on Friday that he is indeed dating ESPN sideline reporter Samantha Steele, whom he had met on the set of "College Game Day" several months ago, Tom Pelissero of 1500reports."There's been a thousand articles today about it," Ponder said on Friday. You've got to try to keep it private, but that's just part of the industry, part of the job. Comes with the territory."Ribbing from teammates also comes with the territory. With Ponder focused on his NFL career, and the 26-year-0ld Steele often on the road for her job, the 24-year-old Ponder suggested that their busy, but synchronized schedules could be a plus for the longevity of their now public relationship." data-reactid="35" With Ponder focused on his NFL career, and the 26-year-0ld Steele often on the road for her job, the 24-year-old Ponder suggested that their busy, but synchronized schedules could be a plus for the longevity of their now public relationship.
According to Pelisserio, tight end Kyle Rudolph and other teammates have taken to referring to Ponder as "Christian Steele," but that hasn't phased Ponder, the No. Ponder initially revealed the existence of a relationship when he sent and quickly deleted a tweet to Steele, who was with him at the time. "The cool thing is that obviously, we're both at the same time, so we don't get to see each other that much," Ponder said.
Ponder has made a name for herself over the past four years, first as a reporter at the fledgling ESPN-owned Longhorn Network, then as a sideline reporter on ESPN college football and basketball broadcasts and a correspondent on But on the two occasions this year on which Game Day has taken its road show to Doak Campbell Stadium at Florida State, Ponder has been a unique attraction: She’s both a marquee ESPN personality and the wife of a prominent former Seminole: Ex-‘Noles quarterback Christian Ponder, who’s now a backup with the Minnesota Vikings. It’s freezing.” He said, “You should go look.” I said, “No, I’m good.” He’s like, “Seriously, you should go look.” I was arguing with him. We wanted to leave early, but everybody was like, “No, don’t leave.” I’m thinking, “Gosh, we just got married.” On July 22, 2014 the Ponders welcomed an addition to the family when Samantha gave birth to a baby girl named Bowden Saint Claire Ponder — named after legendary Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, who coached Christian in Tallahassee, and given the same middle name as Samantha.
Ponder and Ponder form one of the most prominent couples in football: A correspondent for the world’s most influential network and a QB in the world’s most prominent league. You put Christmas lights outside.” He was like, “You should go look at it.” It was December in Minnesota, and I’m from Phoenix. As ESPN reported in July, Bowden’s parents call her “Scout,” after the young narrator in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” “It’s crazy to take such a responsibility — you have someone that’s so dependent on you,” Ponder told ESPN’s Ben Goessling. It’s an eye-opening experience, it’s fun and it’s scary at the same time.” Scout was born less than two months before the start of the college football season, and since Samantha went back to work in time for the first College Game Day show of the year, she decided to take Scout with her on the road.
Currently, he is not under any contract and is a free agent. His father David was also a player in his college days.
Matthew was born to David Ponder as his father on February 25, 1988. In an interview, he revealed that his father influenced him a lot to make a career in the Football.
is greeted with fanfare at every stop the show makes, and Samantha Ponder, one of the network’s most popular reporters, is a case in point. I’ll look at the lights in the morning.” I was being the brat that I am. So I walked outside, and I look over to the balcony area and he put “Marry Me” in Christmas lights into the ground. ” We went to the mall and found ugly sweaters and went to the Ugly Sweater Party.This is weird.” He was always asking me random questions about living in Austin. Nothing creepy, but that was our original connection. Talking about his personal life, he is currently a married person.He is committed in relationship with ESPN reporter Samantha Steele since their marriage on December 17, 2012.