Spring 2021 Magazine

ESPN's Sam Ponder announces her baby daughter's birth with a Bible verse

Sam Ponder, of ESPN’s “NFL Sunday Countdown” crew, announced the addition of a baby daughter to her family Monday, and she did it with a prayer inspired by the Bible.

Wife to former NFL quarterback Christian Ponder, Sam posted a tribute to Price, her third child, on Instagram.

“Our prayer is that she always knows her worth,” Ponder wrote along with 1 Corinthians 6:20: “For God bought you with a high price. So honor Him with your body and spirit.”

Both Ponders have been outspoken about their Christian faith. The couple addressed Liberty University for the school’s 2017 convocation, saying their devotion to Jesus strengthened alongside each other. Sam, in particular, garnered significant headlines in October for admitting over Twitter that she’s “a mess of a human, saved by grace.”

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