One of football’s favorite couples, ESPN college football sideline reporter Samantha Ponder and Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, recently had their first child. The pregnancy was kept under wraps until the news of the Ponder’s new daughter emerged on social media in the past few days.
With Vikings training camp getting started this week, ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling confirmed with Ponder, a Florida State alum, that his wife gave birth to a baby girl named Bowden.
Yes, the child is named after legendary Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden, Ponder’s coach from 2006-2009 in Tallahassee.
“Ponder and his wife, ESPN college football reporter Samantha Ponder, welcomed their first child earlier this month. They named their little girl Bowden Sainte-Claire Ponder -- the middle name is the same as Samantha's, while the first, of course, pays homage to retired Florida State coach Bobby Bowden.”
I'm sure that tribute will bring a smile to the face of any FSU fan.
We’ll see how this impacts Samantha Ponder’s duties on College Gameday, and, of course, congratulations to the new parents!
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