Inspiring Moment: Jack Hoffman Scores Huskers TD

By  //  April 8, 2013


(ABOVE VIDEO: HuskerAthletics)

The Nebraska Cornhusker football team, and a screaming crowd of 60,000 fans, cheered as Jack Hoffman, a 7-year-old suffering from brain cancer, scored the most notable touchdown of the day during the Huskers’ spring football game last Saturday.

Jack Hoffman with Husker quarterback Taylor Martinez after the game. (Team Jack facebook image)

Decked out in a Husker jersey number 22, and Nebraska helmet, Hoffman lined up in the tailback position, took the handoff from quarterback Taylor Martinez, cut left, then reversed his field behind a wall of Husker blocking – and sprinted for a 69-yard touchdown.

The entire Husker team, as well as Jack’s dad, rushed onto the field to celebrate with Jack in the end zone.

The crowd of over 60,000 at Memorial Stadium went wild, and Jack said, “It was awesome,” via

Jack was diagnosed with a brain tumor in April 2011, said The Daily Nebraskan newspaper. He has undergone two surgeries and is now on a break for two weeks from a 60-week chemotherapy course, according to the sports website,


ABOVE VIDEO: Joe Ganz and Taylor Martinez work with Jack Hoffman on the hand off call for his touchdown run in the 2013 Nebraska Spring Game.