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