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Why Host Sam Ponder was Missing from ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown?

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Sam Ponder

On 17th October, something was missing on Sunday NFL Countdown of ESPN. Sam Ponder, who is a regular host, was not on the show. Moreover, fans are curious to know about whereabouts.

With Randy Moss, Tedy Bruschi and Rex Ryan, Laura Rutledge was telling about Sam Ponder.

Who is Sam Ponder?

Samantha Ponder was born in the USA in 1985. She is a sportscaster, on ESPN, she hosts Sunday NFL Countdown. For ESPN college football as well as a basketball sideline reporter, she used to work as a host or reporter. That was all before hosting Sunday NFL Countdown. On College Gameday, for Thursday Night College Football of ESPN, she was a regular sideline reporter with Rece Davis,  David Pollack,  and Jesse Palmer for two years,  from 2012 to 2014. Ponder also worked on Texas-oriented regional network Longhorn Network by ESPN.


 Ponder is the richest Rugby Union Player and one of the most popular Rugby Union Players. Sam Ponder’s net worth is around $12.5 million dollars.

She has 504K followers on Instagram as of October 2021, and 576.5 followers on Twitter.

Where is Sam Ponder Off Sunday Countdown Today?

Sam Ponder was not on the show because lately she interviewed Kliff Kingsbury who is the head coach of Arizona Cardinals, the in formation is from New York Post’s sports reporter Andrew Marchand.

Sam Ponder

Sam was not able to film for Sunday Countdown because she recently interviewed Kliff who tested positive for COVID-19. Kliff is absent too from the game. Moreover, Sam is also quarantine to stay safe.

Sam’s Education And Career

In Phoenix, Sam Ponder went  to Central High School. After high school in New York, she went to The King’s College. For a hostess job, she applied at ESPN Zone in New York.

Samantha began her career at ESPN Zone as an intern there. On the college football studio show, she used to work there as a researcher-assistant job with ABC- TV. Later, for the Liberty Flames sports television network, as a sideline reporter, she got a job as sideline reporter. In 2009, she started working with Fox College Sports and left the Liberty. Fir Pac_10 and Big 12 college basketball and football games, she worked there as a sideline reporter.

She worked at Fox for 2 years then, in 2011, she became a part of ESPN’s Longhorn Network. When she took her job, later, she shifted to Austin, Texas for her job. Now, she is a reporter and a host. She hosts for ESPN college football and basketball games.


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