Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 10/19/12
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Christian Ponder has the Minnesota Vikings off to one of the more surprising starts in the NFL as the teams starting quarterback. Turns out hes been pretty successful off the field too, confirming Friday he is dating ESPN college football sideline reporter Samantha Steele. "Obviously, I am a catch," Ponder joked. "But I outpunted my coverage for sure." Ponder, 24, tried to keep his new romance a secret, but once it was out he wasnt backing away from the rumors, which began after the two were exchanging responses via Twitter and Ponder tweeted that the two were dating before deleting the tweet. Approached Friday, Ponder, whos more known for his passing, was proud of his new catch. "Im proud of the relationship, I can brag,"Ponder said. "I have bragging rights." Ponder said Steele has visited him in Minnesota often since the relationship began a couple of months ago. The two met on the set of "College GameDay"earlier this year, when the ESPN live show was at...
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