Jack Hoffman is a 7-year-old brain cancer patient, but that didn't stop him from scoring a touchdown in Nebraska's spring game Saturday afternoon. Jack, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and is currently on a break from his chemotherapy treatment, came into the game for a fourth-and-1 on the 31 yard line. With the help of some blockers, Jack ran the ball all the way into the end zone in front of more than 60,000 fans.
Jack Hoffman, a seven year old with brain cancer, sprints 69 yards for a touchdown in the 2013 Nebraska Spring Game.
Jack met Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead last year and the two became friends. Rex was named captain of "Team Jack," a support group made up of Jack's friends and family, and when Jack scored his touchdown, he was wearing a miniature Rex jersey. Burkhead, who completed his senior season last fall, was elated after the game.
Via Sports Illustrated:
"Jack is a fighter, a strong kid. To see him run around and enjoy the Husker experience, it's a dream come true, especially for kids in the state of Nebraska. For Jack to get down here and do it, I know it made his day."