Thursday, June 27, 2013
Jack Hoffman TD run up for ESPY award
By Adam Rittenberg
The best moment of spring football in the Big Ten this year (any year?) could be named the best moment in sports for the past year.
Jack Hoffman's 69-yard touchdown run in Nebraska's spring game made the 7-year-old brain cancer patient a national celebrity as his incredible story spread through the media. Hoffman's scoring scamper is among the nominees for "Best Moment" at this year's ESPYS, which will air July 17.
Voting for The ESPYS begins right now, and you can vote for Hoffman's run here. Nebraska fans regularly dominate our poll voting, so I expect a strong showing for #TeamJack, who had his last chemotherapy session last week and celebrated by attending the College World Series in Omaha.
The other "Best Moment" nominees are: Andy Murray's gold medal win at the London Olympics after the native son dropped the Wimbledon final to Roger Federer; Chuck Pagano's emotional return to the Indianapolis Colts after going through treatment for leukemia; and Alex Morgan's game-winning goal for the U.S. women's national team in the World Cup semifinal against Canada.