7-year-old's Husker spring game TD goes viral



No doubt many of you have either seen, read about or both ... The 7-year old boy named Jack Hoffman who ran for a TD during the University of Nebraska Spring Football game.

More about it below ...


It is an inspiring and moving act of charity on the part of many people, Nebraska Football in particular. It is an act of strength, an act of VIRTUE.

Wouldn't it be awesome if every team in the country "adopted" a young child with a serious illness and found a way to brighten their day?

So many of us, myself included, can get so wrapped up in ourselves and forget about the millions of people who have tremendous suffering staring them in the face on an hourly basis. We can help them.


Let's not watch this or read about it and say, "How Nice." Let's embrace this act of virtue and repeat it.

Virtue = Strength, Lou Judd 
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By Kevin Nogle 
It's not often that a spring football game will lead ESPN's SportsCenter. It's even more rare when something from that game becomes national news. Yet, yesterday's touchdown run by Jack Hoffman during Nebraska's spring game did exactly that.

You see, Hoffman is a 7-year old brain cancer patient. He was initially diagnosed in 2011 and has undergone two surgeries in the span of two years. He is currently on a two week break during a 60 week chemotherapy regimen. Hoffman became friends with Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead after his dad called Nebraska just hoping to get Jack a chance to have his picture taken with Burkhead, his favorite player on his favorite team.

"I didn't want to make it a one-time deal," Burkhead told The Daily Nebraskan. "I wanted to be with him throughout the journey."


Since that September 2011 meeting, Burkhead has remained a part of Jack's life, calling him before treatments and checking on him after.

Over time, the friendship between the two spread to the entire Nebraska football team. Which brings us to yesterday's spring game.

On the final play of the game, in came running back number 22. Except, it wasn't Burkhead. It was 7-year old Jack. Lining up to the left of quarterback Taylor Martinez. After the snap, the Nebraska Red team ran a sweep to the right, with Jack taking the ball from Martinez and following his blockers through the White team's defense. After a 69-year run, which made Jack the high rusher for the game, Jack was in the back of the endzone, putting six points on the board and being lifted onto his teammates' shoulders and the 60,000 Nebraska fans were going crazy.