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.”

From WTSP.com

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.

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Phil Steele’s 2013 Spring Football Guide

NCAA - 25Kby Travis Normand

Phil Steele has emailed out the link for his 2013 spring (college) football guide.  This is a great resource for anyone tracking the many changes and news stories that occur in college football throughout the off-season.  I highly recommend checking it out.

You can see Phil’s guide by clicking HERE – (PhilSteele.com).