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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.
Video after the jump
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...
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The Nebraska football team orchestrated a special moment during Saturday's spring game which centered around 7-year-old Jack Hoffman, a brain cancer patient from Atkinson, Nebraska who is currently undergoing chemotherapy.
Hoffman was dressed in a Cornhusker uniform and came into the game on offense as a running back. When quarterback Taylor Martinez handed him the ball...
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During the Nebraska Cornhuskers spring game, a seven year old cancer patient ran for a 69 yard TD. Former Nebraska stand-out RB Rex Burkhead has become involved with Team...
Little Jack Hoffman, a 7-year-old brain cancer victim, scored a 69-yard touchdown in the Nebraska Cornhuskers spring game on Saturday.
By now you’ve probably seen the video of 7-year old Jack Hoffman taking part in a play at the University of Nebraska’s spring game on Saturday, but if you haven’t you need to skip the rest of these meaningless words and watch it after the jump immediately. Then you can come back and join us.Nebraska Cornhuskers running back Rex Burkhead learned last year that Hoffman was battling...
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