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Latest Jack Hoffman News

Did You See This? Jack Hoffman wins ESPY award

The impact of little Jack Hoffman’s scintillating 69-yard touchdown run in the Nebraska spring game continues to reverberate. Last night, the inspiring run by the 7-year-old cancer patient won an ESPY award for “Best Moment.” Fitting and appropriate. I was at the game and in the broadcast booth when Damon Benning made the call on the run. I was at a loss for words when the play unfolded, caught up in the wonder of the moment and soaking in the reaction of the crowd in attendance on that beautiful day in Lincoln. Little Jack continues to amaze and inspire–and always

Dienhart: $6,100 bid for Hoffman card goes unpaid

The biggest spring football star in the Big Ten may have been a 7-year-old. Jack Hoffman is a cancer patient who stole the hearts of America and the show at the Nebraska spring game, taking a handoff and racing 69 yards for a touchdown. Highlights of the run went viral, as little Jack’s story swept the nation. Upper Deck subsequently issued a promotional card of Hoffman to help raise money for his charity: The Team Jack Foundation. Hoffman signed four of the cards and auctioned one on eBay. The final bid: $6,100. Alas, the person who made that bid has

Photo: Jack Hoffman meets President Obama

Jack Hoffman continues to make people smile. It all started with the Nebraska fan and seven-year-old brain cancer patient’s memorable touchdown run in Nebraska’s Red-White Spring Game. It continued later that day, when Hoffman received the Game Ball from Bo Pelini. [ AP: Obama meets Nebraska boy who won hears in spring game ] The momentum didn’t slow following the spring game, though. Ever since the touching moment at Memorial Stadium, Hoffman has been featured on sports platforms across the globe – he even received a personal Upper Deck trading card. And today, Hoffman was in Washington D.C. to meet

U.S. Senator honors Hoffman, TD run

Pretty neat deal here: A U.S. Senator honored Jack Hoffman with a resolution that was adopted by unanimous consent that notes pediatric brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among children. Of course, little Jack gained fame for his brilliant 69-yard touchdown run in the Nebraska spring game earlier this month. The resolution offered by Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., goes on to designate Sept. 26, 2013, as “National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day” and commends those fighting the disease. Watch it below: More on Hoffman’s run: Hoffman gets Nebraska game ball Team Jack news section Video: Watch the

Photo: Jack Hoffman Upper Deck trading card

As if Jack Hoffman’s memorable 69-yard touchdown run in Nebraska’s spring game wasn’t cool enough, the seven-year-old brain cancer patient now has a trading card to commemorate the touching moment. Upper Deck has produced a Hoffman trading card, which includes “RB NEBRASKA” under his name and “Star Rookie” written vertically on the lower left side. This is awesome. Quick thing, though: Don’t expect to find the card in any Upper Deck packs. The company created a limited number of blow-up rookie cards that Jack will sign and use for charitable purposes – it opted not to include the card in

Photo: Must-see Jack Hoffman drawing

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. [ RELATED: Visit Jeffrey Koterba’s personal web site ] The drawing captures the scene

7-year-old's magical TD scamper stays popular

Little Jack Hoffman has captured the attention of fans nation-wide. The 7-year-old Nebraska fan who is battling brain cancer got to run a play in the Husker spring game on Saturday, bolting around right end for a 69-yard touchdown run. It was the highlight of the day—not just in Lincoln, but across the nation. In case you missed it, check it out. “We’ve had fans from all teams sending emails, media requests to talk to the family from all over,” Nebraska spokesman Keith Mann told the Lincoln Journal Star. “It’s easy to see how popular he has become on social media. “It’s taken

Photo: Hoffman gets game ball, photo with Bo Pelini

By now, you’ve probably seen the Jack Hoffman video. The seven-year-old Nebraska fan and brain cancer patient was the talk of the sports world Saturday following his inspiring touchdown run during the Nebraska Red-White Spring Game. No matter one’s team, this was one of those moments that all fans could enjoy and feel good about. [ HUSKERS.COM: Was nation’s No. 1 play best TD ever? ] Hoffman’s exciting day continued after his highlight, too. The young Huskers fan was presented with the game ball and got to hang out with the team and pose for photos, including the one above

Video: Brain cancer patient, 7, runs for memorable TD

Remember Jack Hoffman? He’s the young Nebraska fan who’s battling brain cancer and has formed a special bond with Nebraska legend Rex Burkhead. We featured Hoffman, 7, and his friendship with Burkhead on last year’s “The Journey,” a segment included in this post. [ HOW TO SHARE OUR VIDEO: Learn the easy steps here. ] Hoffman attended Saturday’s Red-White Spring Game, and he turned out to be the day’s biggest star. Midway through the fourth quarter, Hoffman lined up in the backfield and took it all the way to the house (video above). That’s some special stuff, isn’t it? “Oh,

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.