Young cancer patient Jack Hoffman scores TD in Nebraska spring game

David McGee, CornNation.com

The 7-year-old's relationship with the Cornhuskers football program has grown stronger over the last couple of years, and during Nebraska's spring game Saturday, it resulted in the opportunity to run a play with the team.

Seven-year-old Jack Hoffman is a Nebraska fan fighting brain cancer. During the Cornhuskers' spring game Saturday, the team gave Hoffman a special moment, sending him on the field in a Nebraska uniform to run a play in the fourth quarter. Hoffman took the handoff from quarterback Taylor Martinez around the right side for a 69-yard score.

When Hoffman reached the end zone, the team surrounded him, lifting up into the air. Sports can be pretty dang awesome.

Hoffman was diagnosed with cancer in August of 2011 and had surgery to remove a golf ball-sized tumor in October of that year. He developed a friendship with Huskers running back Rex Burkhead around that time, and he's been close to the Nebraska football program ever since.

Donations on Jack's behalf can be made here.

More from SB Nation:

A Chizik-era Auburn scandals timeline

But is the Big East’s new name the most patriotic conference name?

Podcast: The Marcus Lattimore interview

Exclusive with Tommy Tuberville

Owlcatraz no more: FAU declines stadium deal

What if March Madness had football ... | ... Or football had Madness

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.