Cancer patient, 7, scores touchdown for Nebraska
Hoffman scored 69-yard TD during scrimmage
Last Updated: 247 days ago
LINCOLN, Neb. - A special moment took place on the football field during a University of Nebraska scrimmage Saturday afternoon.
Jack Hoffman, 7, is a pediatric brain cancer patient, but that didn’t stop him from scoring the final touchdown of the game.
While clad in Nebraska Huskers gear, Hoffman led the team in rushing at their spring scrimmage game.
Jack ran 69 yards for the final touchdown of the scrimmage.
ESPN reported that both sidelines cleared as the entire team followed him into the end zone and players twice his height lifted Hoffman onto their shoulders.
Hoffman told ESPN that it felt awesome to score and the crowd reaction was even better.
Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead befriended Jack last year and is the captain of his support network known as “Team Jack”.
"Jack is a fighter, a strong kid," Burkhead told ESPN. "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."
Hoffman was diagnosed with cancer in April 2011 and has undergone two surgeries. He is currently undergoing a chemotherapy regimen.
Watch the touchdown:
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