7-year-old’s Husker spring game touchdown goes viral

While more than 60,000 fans came to Memorial Stadium to watch the Huskers in action Saturday, today the buzz continues to be on Jack Hoffman. Jack, a 7-year-old cancer patient, scored on a 69-yard run and led all rushers Saturday. The reaction was swift and overwhelming: few dry eyes, more than 2 million YouTube hits and admiration from the college football world and beyond.

A recap of the touching scene:

Jack Hoffman takes the field with the Husker football team in the fourth quarter of NU’s spring game Saturday. RYAN SODERLIN/THE WORLD-HERALD

Jack Hoffman runs for a touchdown in the spring game at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Saturday. RYAN SODERLIN/THE WORLD-HERALD

More photos of Jack’s run
• Shatel: A great day for Jack, a summer of work for defense
Jack Hoffman, 7, stars at NU spring game
Man, woman and child … what a run!


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