Found April 06, 2013 on Crystal Ball Run:
Coming into the Nebraska spring game the story was injuries and even more injuries - never really the way you want your spring to go or the things you want to be discussing if your Bo Pelini and the coaching staff. On Saturday it was all about the players, but more importantly all about one awesome story as well. Before we get into the final notes for the game itself, let's let the story that everyone should and will be talking about be told. With things winding down in the 4th quarter of the game in came a small guy, and by small I mean really small - as in 7 year old Jack Hoffman.  Hoffman is a pediatric cancer patient and perhaps one of the biggest Huskers fans out there. So he went out and lined up in the backfield with his buddy Taylor Martinez and took a handoff from the star QB, cut left and then right, finding a gap and enjoyed the Huskers team scampering with him for 69 yards and the touchdown.  His scamper was not only the longest of the day, but was the ...
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