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Washington Nationals' star Bryce Harper tweets support for Oklahoma quarterback Kendal Thompson

by Jason Kersey Published: October 15, 2013

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper tweeted support for OU quarterback Kendal Thompson, Harper's former baseball teammate. AP PHOTO
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper tweeted support for OU quarterback Kendal Thompson, Harper's former baseball teammate. AP PHOTO

NORMAN — While Oklahoma quarterback Blake Bell struggled in last weekend’s loss to Texas, lots of Sooner fans expressed their desire to see a different signal caller enter the game.

Bell, sophomore Kendal Thompson and redshirt freshman Trevor Knight competed throughout the spring and fall camp for the job, which initially went to Knight.

Thompson suffered a foot injury early in fall camp, before the quarterback derby was decided, and only returned to practice a few weeks ago.

Bell replaced Knight in the fourth quarter of Oklahoma’s 16-7 win over West Virginia in Week 2 and has started every game since then. Thompson still hasn’t entered a game yet this season.

Among those clamoring for Thompson during Saturday’s game? None other than Washington Nationals superstar outfielder Bryce Harper.

“Put KENDAL THOMPSON in! Give him a shot!” Harper tweeted during the Red River Rivalry game.

Harper and Thompson played together on an Oklahoma Elite summer baseball team as eighth graders.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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