Photo: Must-see Jack Hoffman drawing

Jeffrey Koterba

Jeffrey Koterba

Jack Hoffman and the Nebraska football program have received plenty of love for Saturday’s touching moment in the Red-White Spring Game, and for good reason. Hoffman, a seven-year old Nebraska fan and brain cancer survivor, warmed the hearts of sports fans across the nation when he lined up in the backfield and ran for a long touchdown.

The video of the scamper (find it below) has taken off. There’s now an unforgettable drawing of  it, too. Omaha World-Herald’s cartoonist Jeffrey Koterba did it, and it’s incredible.

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The drawing captures the scene of quarterback Taylor Martinez guiding a cutting Hoffman to the right side of the field, before the young Huskers fan turned it up field and kicked it into another gear.

The best part, perhaps: The nameplates of the players around Hoffman read “Heart,” “Soul,” “Hope” and “Inspiration,” with a thought bubble in the top right corner reading, “The true meaning of Husker football…”

Watch the video of Hoffman’s TD run:

And here’s our “Journey” feature on Hoffman:


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Jason Bockerman on 4/10/2013 @ 1:23am EDT Said:

I love the drawing. Where could I get a copy so I could frame it on my wall?

S Anderson on 4/10/2013 @ 12:14pm EDT Said:

I would also love a copy. Great idea to frame it. Perhaps the artist’s personal website has it?

B Weinberg on 4/12/2013 @ 2:05pm EDT Said:

As Jack would probably say, “It is awesome!” Prints in 2 sizes can be ordered from the Omaha World-Herald from