Nebraska hosts cancer patient

nebraska cornhuskers college football odds bcs national championship

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Jack Hoffman just might go down as the biggest star of the Nebraska spring game.

View 2014 BCS National Championship Odds

And he's only 7 years old.

Hoffman of Atkinson, Neb., has won the hearts of fans and everyone in the football program for his courageous bout with brain cancer.

Star running back Rex Burkhead befriended the 7-year-old last year and is the captain of the support network known as ``Team Jack.''
Wearing a miniature Burkhead uniform complete with a No. 22 jersey, Jack ran onto the field late in Saturday's scrimmage.

On a fourth-and-1 play, he took a handoff from Taylor Martinez. As he went down the field, players from the Red and White squads left their sidelines and followed him into the end zone to mob him after his 69-yard touchdown.

The crowd of 60,174 at Memorial Stadium cheered as Jack celebrated - a moment that left his father, Andy, misty-eyed on the sideline.

Bet 2014 BCS National Championship Futures

Want More From Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!



NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Houston vs. SMU Pick Is the over a good bet to cash on Saturday night when SMU hosts Houston at 7:00PM ET?
Thumbnail EMU vs. WMU Pick Should No. 20 Western Michigan have any trouble slowing down rival Eastern Michigan when they meet up on Saturday at 3:30PM...
Thumbnail Oregon State vs. Washington Pick Despite Washington’s scoring ability, will the Huskies’ game on Saturday evening versus Oregon State fall under the total?
Thumbnail Troy vs. South Alabama Prediction Will the Troy Trojans find themselves being challenged by South Alabama when they meet up tonight at...
Thumbnail Miami vs. Virginia Tech Prediction Will Virginia Tech cover the number tonight as a home favorite versus Miami at 7:00PM ET?
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Team Pages