Christian Ponder made a name for himself while playing under Bobby Bowden at Florida State, so the Minnesota Vikings quarterback and his wife felt it would be a good idea to honor the coach by naming their child after him.
Check out what Christian and Sam Ponder named their newborn daughter:
Christian Ponder said his little girl's name is Bowden Sainte-Claire. Yes, she's named after Bobby.— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) July 22, 2014
Naming a kid Bowden Sainte-Claire is one way to pay tribute to the former Seminoles coach.
Larry Fitzgerald Sr. reported that the Ponders brought the baby girl into the world recently:
Vikings QB @cponder7 and his wife ESPN reporter Samantha just had a healthy little girl.Ponder will be really focussed on playing well.— Larry Fitzgerald Sr. (@FitzBeatSr) July 21, 2014
Given that Florida State is the reigning national champion, most FSU fans would probably be naming their kids after Jameis Winston or Jimbo Fisher right now. However, Ponder played under Bowden for three seasons, and he learned a lot from the legend.