Guy Ellis

The Grove Ridgerunners football team had a pleasant surprise Wednesday afternoon at practice when former University of Oklahoma quarterback Paul Thompson paid the squad a visit.

The ’06 Sooner grad, who led the OU football team to a Big 12 Championship in 2006, spoke to the team about the importance of having discipline and a strong work ethic.

Oklahoma Healthcare Solutions, located in Ketchum, has acquired the services of the former signal caller to perform public relations work for the firm.

“We couldn’t be more happy,” said Healthcare Outreach Coordinator John Barclay. “Paul is a great guy.”

After his brief address Thompson, who also does work in broadcasting, posed for pictures with the team and signed autographs.