And it Counts

By Ramzy Nasrallah on April 6, 2013 at 7:05p

If you don't watch BTN's series "The Journey" then a) you should, because it's excellent, and b) you don't already know about 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 and his friendship with Burkhead on last year’s “The Journey,” a segment that you can find in this post.

Hoffman, 7, 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 for a play and took it all the way to the house.

You can see that segment about Hoffman's relationship with Nebraska football at the link below.


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lljjgg's picture

Awesome! Go Jack!

Brutus's picture

Pellini may be a horse's ass, but he sure got this one right.

Hovenaut's picture

Well done Brasky, well done.

Hard to type, something in my eye....

sb97's picture

Must be dusty in here!

Doc's picture

Damn allergies. Class move Nebraska. 

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dan_isaacs's picture

I got something in my eye.

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slippy's picture

Looks like Nebraska's defense hasn't improved much since last year...

Grant Edgell's picture

Very, very cool. I like that they rushed the field to celebrate. Great experience for the little man AND all of the Nebraska players.

cajunbuckeye's picture

If you can watch that and not get choked up, your a tougher SOB than I am. Great stuff. Won't ever be a Cornshucker fan, but that display says alot about the players and the coaches on that team. My prayers for you young Jack.

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popeurban's picture

Very well said cajun

bigbadbuck's picture

as the father of a cancer survivor I have to say, thats something young Jack will remember for the rest of his life...............Good luck young man and way to go Nebraska! Also thanks for the good tears!

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MN Buckeye's picture

Watching this from NOLA, I thought it was the hot sauce!
Way to recognize, Nebraska!

Jimmy's picture

I won't lie, I shed a few tears on this one.

TheHostileDwarf's picture

That's awesome. Well done, Nebraska.

ohhiyo's picture

wow, he's got more talent than the whole team up north

Jhesse17's picture

How awesome would it be if the kid beats cancer, has an unbelievable high school career and signs with Nebraska. That would be the greatest story in the history of sports.

Codeezy's picture

Sure pray this kid gets to grow old and watch this looking back. We are all so blessed with our lives and if this doesnt put that in perspective, I dont know what will. This is seriously awesome.

OSUBias's picture

Great story, my best to the little guy. First time I've ever thought Pelini was anything other than a Saban, to be honest. Great, great moment.

7 yards and a cloud of dust is a beautiful thing

southbymidwest's picture

There is such a sweetness to this act by the team. Here's to the kid being able to tell his grandchildren about it.

740's picture

something primitive in the back of my mind felt the need to scream, "oh Jesus! don't tackle the little guy!"

biggy84's picture

Awesome gesture! Very touching!

LABuckeye's picture

Help! There's something in my eye!

bodast67's picture

Darn dust mites...Great job to Nebraska team and staff for this one !




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HighBallAce's picture

I really enjoyed that! Good for that young man! Thats a memory that will make a life! You go boy!

BME_Buckeye's picture

 Hey look, Wisconsin and Ohio State offense did that all up and down the field on Nebraska. Great video though, I like the cause. 

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Geraffi's picture

Awesome stuff right there. 

439LawDog's picture

I'm glad Perkin's wasn't playing LB for the white team! But all jokes aside that was a classy move by the Huskers.

Leanenaud's picture

Kids like Hoffman are the true heroes. That was touching.

Buckeyeneer's picture

Well done, Nebby. Prayers out to the kid.

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AngryWoody's picture

Great story. Damn I can't wait for football season!

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TNbuckeye91's picture

That is freaking awesome.

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tennbuckeye19's picture

Fantastic. I love everything about this. Kudos to Nebraska for doing this. 

MediBuck's picture

Fantastic. That's a lifetime gift for that kid and his family. Real classy, Huskers.

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buckeyedude's picture

This is another reason why I'm glad Nebraska was added to the B1G.