American football quarterback who is currently a free agent, Christian Ponder’s wife is the dimpled woman Samantha Ponder. Christian was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings with the 12th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and started the majority of games for them from. He played college football at Florida State University and was the Seminoles starting quarterback from 2008 to 2010.
The first conversation between Samantha and Christian happened on Twitter. Christian used to send messages to Samantha asking random questions. Samantha always wondered why Christian was messaging her. After some talking, both decided to meet and get to know each other. Sam doesn’t consider their dating period as a whirlwind as both of them took their time. After some time they felt that they are made for each other. Soon the wedding was announced on December 17, 2012 in Hudson, Wisconsin.
Samantha is usually know by her nickname Sam. She was born on December 11, 1985 in Phoenix, Arizona. She doesn’t need much of an introduction as she is a known face herself. Sam is an American sportscaster from Phoenix, Arizona who is currently a reporter/host for ESPN college football and basketball sideline reporter. Sam is also the host for the 2016 season of BattleBots.
Ponder attended Central High School in Phoenix. After that, she went to The King’s College in New York City. While in New York City, she applied for a hostess job at ESPN Zone where she met Ben Keeperman, a college football researcher and manager with ABC Sports Radio. One thing led to other and she started working for Fox Sports Net and Fox College Sports as a sideline reporter.
Christian and Sam had their first child, a daughter, in 2014. They name their daughter Bowden Sainte-Claire, after Bobby Bowden, Christian’s coach at Florida State. However, Bowden is more commonly known by her nickname Scout, after the protagonist in Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird,” which is Samantha’s favorite novel.
After becoming a mother, Sam’s life has changed considerably. But being an energetic lady like she is, Sam is easily juggling her duties as a host and a mother. She takes Scout along with her to work. She says that she is lucky to have such a supportive team. Though Ponder stays extra careful to make sure Scout doesn’t interfere with either of the ESPN productions. Also because of this, Christian has to spend a lot of time away from his daughter. Sam says that it’s been a struggle for her that she has to keep Scout away from Christian because of her job. The couple hopes that time will change soon. They try to make the best of their busy schedule by seeing each other on Facetime.
Whenever the couple gets time, they like going on a bike ride. They also love spending time sitting at lake side. Christian and Sam prefer doing activities together like going for a run or playing Nerf Basketball. Also, it may be tempting for them to discuss about football when together, but Sam says that they leave work stuff at work.