In the Nebraska Cornhuskers' annual spring game, one touchdown stood out from all the rest.
It was the fourth quarter when No. 22 -- Jack Hoffman -- trotted onto the field to help as his Red team faced a fourth-and-one. While not an "official" member of the Cornhusker line-up, the 7-year-old MVP scored a big victory in his ongoing battle against pediatric brain cancer with a little help from his friends...
Warning: You might need tissues for this one.
Here's more from NBC Sports:
“That was awesome for the team and for Jack,” Martinez said after the game in quotes distributed by the school. “He’s going to remember that for the rest of his life and so will I. It was awesome for him to score that touchdown.”
“Yeah, we drew up the play probably 30 seconds before so I’m sure it was all a blur for him,” fullback C.J. Zimmerer, who has been involved with Team Jack for several months, said. “I was telling some of the other reporters that he did a great job. We wanted to get him around the edge, giving him a nice lane to the end zone. He did a great job running his little legs there. He’s fast for a little guy. He did a great job for the pressure of 60,000 fans. I’m sure it was not very easy for a 7-year-old.” ...
God bless little Jack as he continues his brave fight against this insidious disease. And God bless the Nebraska football program for what they have done, did and will continue to do for that little boy and his family.
See more video of Jack, his family and his Nebraska teammates after the jump!