Nebraska’s Trophy Case (Online)

by Travis Normand

I stumbled upon a website that is the project of a dedicated Nebraska Cornhusker. There are a lot of things related to the Cornhuskers on this website, but the most interesting part (to me) is the online trophy case.

I highly recommend checking it out:

7-year-old cancer patient, Jack Hoffman, scores “winning” touchdown in Nebraska spring game (and it counts)!

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: