by Travis Normand
Yes, you read the headline correctly. Jack Hoffman, a 7-year-old who has been battling brain cancer, scored a touchdown in Nebraska’s spring game on Saturday (April 13, 2013) to help seal the victory for the red squad.
The score was 26-25 in favor of the red squad when Hoffman got the ball and took it 69 yards for a touchdown in front of 60,000 fans. Hoffman’s touchdown was the final score of the game which ended 32-25.
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.”
Hoffman’s touchdown run came in at No. 1 on ESPN’s Top Ten plays of the day and the trading card company, Upper Deck, has created a limited edition Jack Hoffman trading card which Jack can use for fundraising purposes.
See other reports of Jack Hoffman’s touchdown run:
- CBSSports.com – Eye On College Football Blog
- ESPN.com – Nebraska Spring Game Recap
- Yahoo.com – Dr. Saturday
- WTSP.com News