Bowden Sainte-Claire Ponder is the oldest daughter of the former NFL quarterback, Christian Ponder and Samantha Ponder, an American reporter of the American sports channel ESPN. The 8-year-old is a perfect mix of parents. Her parents announced her birth on social media, with her father writing, “God has truly blessed us with a beautiful little girl.” Except for some photos on her mother’s Instagram account, not much can be found about Bowden Sainte-Claire Ponder anywhere.
To know more about the little Viking like her personal life, her parents, and siblings keep on reading.
Personal Life of Little Bowden
Bowden Sainte-Claire Ponder was born to two well-known personalities of the sports profession in the Minnesota state of the United States on July 22nd, 2014. The zodiac sign of the 8-year-old is Cancer. Her parents are a fan of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Therefore, they gave her the nickname Scout, after Scout Flinch, the narrator of the novel. Since her father played football for the Minnesota Vikings before retiring, she is also sometimes called Little Viking.
Her father, Christian Ponder named his daughter after his retired college football coach, Bobby Bowden. According to the interview given in July 2014 to Pioneer Press, Mr. Ponder says that it was a tribute to his coach. Bowden Ponder became the older sister of her brother, Robinson True in June 2017 and Price Anne-Drew in July 2018. Her parents married December 17, 2012, in Hudson Wisconsin.
Bowden’s Father is Former NFL Star Christian Ponder!
Christian Ponder is an NFL quarterback who was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Ponder played college football at Florida State University, where he was a two-time ACC champion and led the Seminoles to a victory in the 2010 Orange Bowl. Ponder’s professional career has been plagued by injuries, including a season-ending shoulder injury in 2014.
Ponder remained with the Vikings in 2015 but was relegated to backup duties behind Bridgewater. Ponder was born in Dallas, Texas, and grew up in a Christian family. He attended Colleyville Heritage High School, where he was a two-sport star in football and basketball. Ponder was heavily recruited by colleges and chose to attend Florida State University. Ponder became a free agent after the 2015 season and signed with the San Francisco 49ers.
Bowden is the Daughter of Famous Sportscaster Samantha Ponder!
Samantha Ponder, formerly Samantha Steele, is a sports broadcaster for ESPN. Ponder was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and raised in Colorado. She attended Liberty University in Virginia. After graduation, Samantha worked as a sideline reporter for Fox Sports and as a studio host for the Big Ten Network. She joined ESPN in 2011. Ponder is married to Christian Ponder, a former NFL quarterback. The couple has three children. Samantha Ponder has won a Sports Emmy Award and is a three-time National Sports Media Association Broadcaster of the Year. She is known for her interviewing skills and her ability to connect with athletes and has interviewed some of the biggest names in sports, including LeBron James, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady.
Ponder is also known for her work outside of the broadcast booth. She is an advocate for women in sports and is involved with several charities. Samantha is a huge supporter of the United Service Organizations (USO). She has also been involved with the Wounded Warrior Project and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The mother of three has been open about her struggles with infertility and miscarrying, which made the birth of their eldest daughter even more special.
Samantha Ponder has said that she and Christian are grateful for the time they had in the NFL but are now enjoying life outside of the spotlight. They are focusing on raising their three children and being involved in their community. The family resides in Arizona, where they are active in the community. The Ponder’s are involved in various charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation.