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: