Watch courageous 'Team Jack' profile

Earlier on our “Big Ten Football Pregame Show,” presented by Auto-Owners Insurance, our crew profiled Jack Hoffman, a young 7-year old boy from Atkinson, Neb., who is fighting brain cancer. Hoffman just so happens to have built a very special friendship with Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead. The two work together on “Team Jack,” as the young fan battles his disease. Watch the whole feature in this post.

You can also read about “Team Jack” at and at Jack Hoffman’s page at Randy York at posted this recent update, too.


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Patrice Mortensen on 10/14/2012 @ 8:58am EDT Said:

Rex Burkhead should be an inspiration to all of us on how to live our lives not just for ourself but for others. Jack sounds like a truely a wonderfull young man. Jack is the true hero in this story. To be so young, to have such in atttude in life when your own is not what it should be. Everyone who is a Husker fan in this state should be more importanly a Team Jack supporter. He is who I want my children to be like. You are in our prayers🙂

Gary and Bonnie Lech on 10/14/2012 @ 6:23pm EDT Said:

Thank you BTN. Proud of Jack and his family – Proud of Rex and Husker Nation – Proud to be from the home of Team Jack – Atkinson.

Jeri on 10/17/2012 @ 12:52am EDT Said:

Prayers go out to you, Jack. You are an inspiration
to all!

Troy Hobbs on 11/17/2012 @ 10:54am EDT Said:

My six year old son and myself watched this…very very touching story staff on 11/17/2012 @ 10:57am EDT Said:

    Thank you, Troy.