Monday, April 8, 2013
Cornhuskers make dream come true
If you're a sports fan, then you no doubt have a favorite team. Be it baseball, basketball or football, we all have someone we root for. While obsessing over our teams season, we can easily forget that it's just a game and in the end, none of it really matters. But, every now and then something happens to make us realize that there's more to life than sports and that's what happened this past Saturday.
After developing a friendship with Huskers Running Back Rex Burkhead last season, Jack Hoffman a 7-year-old Nebraska fan who is battling brain cancer got the thrill of a lifetime during the Cornhuskers annual red/white spring game when he suited up for the team he loves. During the fourth quarter, Hoffman had his number called and didn't waste any time taking full advantage of the opportunity. After taking his spot on the field, Jack took a hand off in for a touchdown and was met by the team in the end zone and was lifted into the air in true Rudy fashion as he received a congratulatory tap on the helmet from the Cornhuskers head coach.
It's moments like these that make us realize that there's more to life than sports, but when the two intertwine they can create some truly awe inspiring moments.