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Video: Huskers send best wishes to Jack Hoffman

Nebraska football fan Jack Hoffman starts another round of chemotherapy Thursday, and the Nebraska football team has a message for the young brain cancer survivor who delighted the nation with his touchdown run in the 2013 spring game. Watch Bo Pelini, Kenny Bell and Ameer Abdullah, among others, send Jack their best wishes as he enters am international clinical trial in Boston. Get all of our Jack Hoffman coverage: [ MORE: Read Andy Hoffman’s journal entry on Jack’s health ] “I know it’s not just me personally,” receiver Kenny Bell said, “I can speak for everybody in this program, we

Jack Hoffman needs second round of chemotherapy

Everybody’s favorite Nebraska football fan Jack Hoffman’s brain tumor has grown and a second round of chemotherapy is required, Hoffman’s father Andy wrote on his web site. Hoffman delighted the nation with his memorable 69-yard touchdown run in the 2013 Nebraska spring game. After the run, Hoffman became a celebrity, meeting President Obama, receiving an Upper Deck trading card and winning an ESPY. Here’s a portion of Andy’s letter on Jack’s health: “Today we were humbly reminded that when your child has an inoperable brain tumor, that anything can happen at any point in time.  Despite Jack’s tumor being declared

BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska football runs to beat cancer

On Sunday, July 20, 615 registered participants at the Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race raised over $27,000 to help fight pediatric brain cancer. Here are some highlights from the event:  

Video: One year later, Jack Hoffman talks TD run

It was just a year ago that Jack Hoffman, then 7, introduced himself to the world with his memorable and emotional touchdown run in Nebraska’s spring game. It’s been a whirlwind year since the brain cancer patient took the handoff from Taylor Martinez and sprinted to paydirt last April. Hoffman has met the President, had an Upper Deck card made and won an ESPY. We caught up with Jack and father Andy Hoffman at Saturday’s spring game. To this day, Andy and the whole Hoffman family are so grateful for the opportunity Bo Pelini and the Huskers provided them. “Jack

BTN LiveBIG: Monday Morning Download

Since the beginning of November, we’ve been sharing the inspiring stories of Big Ten students, faculty and alumni who are making a difference in the world through innovations in research, education and community service. In an effort to shine a light on even more wonderful Big Ten happenings, we’ll be serving up positive headlines every Monday morning, right here on the BTN LiveB1G blog. In USA Today’s first-ever “Ad Meter: Year in Sports” awards, Jack Hoffman scoring a touchdown during Nebraska’s spring game was named the “Best Emotional Moment.” We won’t argue! International Human Rights Day was Dec. 10, and

Jack Hoffman appears in YouTube Rewind video

To celebrate 2013, YouTube released a “YouTube Rewind” video today, highlighting the most popular moments of the year. The video is filled with references to the top videos and memes of the year, but there is a special cameo that should catch the eye of all college football fans. Huskers super-fan Jack Hoffman appears on the screen at the 2:30 mark of the video, showing a quick clip of Hoffman with the Huskers dance team. Here is the video clip and a screen shot, tweeted from the official twitter account of Huskers football and the Nebraska Athletic Department. Tthere's a

Team Jack: Jack Hoffman's cancer in remission

Jack Hoffman’s had quite a year. You may recall the young Nebraska fan and brain cancer patient had an incredibly moving and thrilling moment last spring when he ran for a touchdown during Nebraska’s spring game. It was nearly impossible to watch that clip and not smile – or even shed a tear. Now comes the good news that the eight-year-old’s brain tumor is stable and that his cancer is remission. BTN profiled Jack Hoffman last year and focused on the boy’s bond with then-Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead. Watch the entire feature in this post. Here’s the Omaha-World story

See Jack Hoffman interviewed on sideline

Jack Hoffman made headlines last spring when the young cancer patient scored a touchdown at Nebraska’s spring football game. Now watch the young man get interviewed on the sideline of the Huskers’ game against South Dakota State, a team whose coaching staff wore Team Jack hats in support of Hoffman. And he also got to meet Miss Nebraska. Jack Hoffman scores TDs & he's a great interview, right @TeamJackHoffman? #Huskers @Huskers #orvillemoment – — Nebraska on BTN (@BTN_Nebraska) September 21, 2013 Later, Hoffman was spotted sitting next to and chatting with Miss Nebraska, too. Presented by Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn,

S. Dakota St. staff to wear Jack Hoffman hats Saturday

Nebraska could use some good news after the last couple of days, and here’s something everyone can feel good about: South Dakota State’s coaching staff is expected to wear hats Saturday in support of Jack Hoffman, the young Nebraska fan who is battling brain cancer. South Dakota State coaches will wear hats Saturday in support of Jack Hoffman and the Team Jack Foundation. #gojacks #Huskers — Brian Rosenthal (@HuskerExtraBR) September 17, 2013 [ MORE: Hear Pelini address audio recording | Reaction to Pelini tape | Pelini offers apology ] By now, most Big Ten fans know Hoffman’s story. We first

Photos: Nebraska fan Jack Hoffman at ESPY Awards

Every summer, the biggest sports stars come together to celebrate the best of the best from the year that was at the ESPY Awards. This year’s show had as much star power as any of the previous installments, however few personalities were more popular than Jack Hoffman, the 7-year-old Nebraska fan and brain cancer patient. [ RELATED: Jack Hoffman wins “Best Moment” ESPY Award ] Hoffman’s memorable, touching – you name the adjective – touchdown run in the Nebraska Red-White Game (watch it above) took home the year’s “Best Moment.” And everyone in attendance wanted to rub elbows with Hoffman.