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7-year-old boy with brain cancer scores touchdown during college game

No, they’re not tears. We were just, em, chopping onions.

NEBRASKA HELD THEIR annual spring game yesterday, and what is typically just a glorified scrimmage became something special when Jack Hoffman entered the game.

According to, seven-year-old Hoffman is suffering from a rare form of brain cancer. Wearing a full uniform, he was inserted late in the game on a fourth-and-one play. He was handed the ball and raced 69 yards for a touchdown.

What a moment for young Hoffman. And kudos to Nebraska for the touching moment…

YouTube Credit: HuskerAthletics

– Cork Gaines

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