Christian Ponder is a well-known former American football quarterback. Christian Ponder is best known for playing for the Minnesota Vikings.
Early Life and Childhood
Christian Ponder was born Christian Andrew Ponder February 25, 1988. His birth took place in Dallas, Texas, USA. So he is currently 34 years old and Americans by nationality. He also follows Christianity and his zodiac sign is Aquarius.
Moving on to his family members, he was born to his father David Ponder and mother Christine Ponder. His father was also a football player who played for Florida State in college. According to Christian, his father pushed him to pursue a career in football. Regarding his educational status, he completed his schooling at Colleyville Heritage High School. He then transferred to Florida State University and is one of their most valuable offensive players. He graduated from university with a degree in finance.
working life and career
Christian started his soccer career in college. In 2007 he played for Drew Weatherford as a substitute. Likewise, he suffered a shoulder injury after eight games in the 2009 season and missed the remainder of the season as a result. In 2010 he again injured his elbow more than three times. However, his 2010 season was the most successful of his college careers. That year he won the James Tatum Award and the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athletic Award.
He was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2011 NFL Draft. He had guaranteed a $10 million rookie contract with the team. He made his NFL debut in 2011 against the Chicago Bears. However, the team lost the match. His first win in the NFL was in October 2011 against the Carolina Panthers. The first game of the 2012 season was against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Despite showing his best game, the team lost the match. In the finals, the Vikings hosted the Champion Packers division.
Ponder played the 2013 season as the starting quarterback. The team lost the game to the Chicago Bears, but the Chicago players were impressed with Ponder’s performance. He missed the week four game against Pittsburgh with a rib injury. As a result, he had a disappointing 2013 season. That’s why his future at Viking was in doubt. Even though the team made him a third-string quarterback, he still wanted to stay with the Vikings. However, Vikings chose not to renew his contract, he left Vikings in 2015.
Ponder signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders in March 2013. After the preseason, Oakland fired him. He then began rousing interest from the Philadelphia Eagles, but he didn’t sign. In November 2015, he signed with the Denver Broncos as a third-string quarterback. He also signed with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016. Additionally, he served as a backup quarterback for the last 3 games of the season.
As a professional soccer player, he has made quite a satisfying amount of money. As can be seen from the online resources, he currently has an estimate net worth of $12 million.
Regarding his relationship status, he is currently in a married relationship with Samantha Steele. Samantha is a professional ESPN reporter. The beautiful couple tied the knot on December 17, 2012. They have two children; a daughter named Bowden Saint-Claire Ponder, born in 2014, and a son named Robinson True, born in 2017. The duo still have a spotless relationship after a decade of their marriage.
Body Measurements and Social Media
By improving his body measurements, Christian has maintained a fit and muscular physique as an athlete. Speaking of height and weight, this is him 6 feet 2 inches or 1.88 meters tall and weighs about 105 kg. Likewise, the player has brown hair and a pair of brown eyes.
When it comes to social media, he is active on Twitter and Instagram. He has more than 98.3k followers on Twitter and over 31.8k followers on Twitter Instagram.
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