Sports really are great sometimes. At Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday, the Nebraska Cornhusker football team held their annual Spring Game in front of over 60,000 people. The best moment of the day was when coach Bo Pelini subbed seven-year-old Jack Hoffman into the game. Hoffman is on a two week break from chemotherapy, because he is battling with cancer.
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As you could see in the video, Hoffman took the handoff from quarterback Taylor Martinez and took off for a 69-yard touchdown run. Last season, Jack grew a friendship with former Husker running back Rex Burkhead. He is a life long Nebraska fan, and was obviously excited when asked about the moment. According to the Washington Times, asked what he was thinking when he ran onto the field, Jack said, “Scoring a touchdown.”
And when he broke free and scored? “It felt awesome.” And the crowd reaction? “Really awesome.”
What a great moment for that kid. Big ludos to Bo Pelini, football oper...