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.
Talking about his personal life, he is currently a married person.
Rather than throw a lavish ceremony, the two decided to hop in the car and drive to Wisconsin to get married in a civil ceremony without even having told their parents.This is weird.” He was always asking me random questions about living in Austin. Nothing creepy, but that was our original connection. Afterward, he enrolled in Florida State becoming their most valuable offensive player.As a result of exceptional display in his college career, he was drafted by NFL in 2011 in the first round by Minnesota Vikings.