Christian Ponder’s Wife Samantha Steele Ponder

Samantha Ponder

Meet Samantha Ponder; she is first and foremost the talented sideline reporter working for ESPN; in addition to that, Samantha formerly known as Samantha Steele is the loving wife of Christian Ponder the NFL quarterback currently a free agent, but at one point played for the Minnesota Vikings.

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Mrs. Samantha Ponder was born Samantha Sainte-Claire Steele on December 11, 1985, in Phoenix, Arizona; to Cindi Ann Steele, 59, and Jerry l. Steele, 61, also the proud parents of Samantha’s three siblings; sister Jaime, and brothers  Jerrod Jefferson ¨JJ¨, and Barron.

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If you are wondering where did Samantha get those beautiful cheek dimples we all love; I can tell you that she got them from her amazing father Jerri. Mr. Steele was a football and basketball coach at Sam’s school, he is nowadays, the head basketball coach of the Palestinian National team and assistant football coach for the Jerusalem Kings in the Israeli Football League.the rest of her beauty is all from her momma!!! Lovely couple.


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Samantha attended at  Central High  School, she then enrolled at The King{s College in NY, but when Bruce Carey the athletic director at Liberty University offered her a job at the Liberty Flames Sports T.n network, Samantha didn´t have to think twice about transferring to Liberty from where she graduated in 2009.

After College Samantha Ponder got a job as sideline reporter for Pac-10 and Big 12 at Fox College Sports and Fox Sports Net; in July 2014 she was hired as sideline reporter by ESPN`s Longhorn Network.

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Samantha Steele and Christian Ponder got married in Hearing Room 1 at the St. Croix County Courthouse in Hudson, Wisconsin on December 17, 2012.

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You can visit Sam´s website here and follow her on Twitter here