Jack Hoffman Video: Watch 7-Year-Old Score Emotional TD at Nebraska Spring Game

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 7, 2013

In a game full of talented collegiate football players, a seven-year-old made the biggest play.

Jack Hoffman, a young brain cancer patient, started hanging around the Nebraska football team last year thanks to a connection with former running back Rex Burkhead (via ESPN).

Burkhead then helped start "Team Jack," which became a support system for the child as he went through various surgeries.

In the spring football game, the squad decided to truly make him part of the team. A play called for Hoffman to get the ball on a 4th-and-1 from the 31-yard line. He took the handoff from starting quarterback Taylor Martinez and ran 69 yards for a touchdown

After scoring, he was carried off the field by seemingly the entire roster, which cleared both benches to greet him in the end zone.

Hoffman's run was easily the most emotional moment of what was otherwise a normal intrasquad scrimmage. Interestingly, the young running back ended up leading the game in rushing yards. 

After the game, the only thing he said about the play was that "it felt awesome."

This single play showed why we love sports, as it brought everyone together for one special moment.


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