Jack Hoffman's cancer in remission

Cancer Patient's Inspiring TD For The Cornhuskers

In a story that aired April 13, Chris Connelly tells the story of 7-year-old Jack Hoffman, who is battling brain cancer, scoring a touchdown in Nebraska's spring game. Courtesy: John S. Peterson/Hail Varsity Magazine

Nebraska fan Jack Hoffman's pediatric brain cancer is in remission, his family says.

Hoffman, 8, became a national sensation when he ran for a 69-yard touchdown during the Cornhuskers' spring scrimmage in April.

Hoffman's tumor has shrunk after more than a year of chemotherapy treatments, his family learned Wednesday.

"We're so incredibly thankful that the chemo seems to have done its job, and the tumor is stable. Hopefully it's knocked out for good," Jack's father, Andy Hoffman, told the Omaha World-Herald.

Jack will have additional MRIs every three months, but Andy Hoffman told the newspaper his son's prognosis is "the best possible scenario."

Doctors will remove his chemo port, a device that provides chemotherapy treatments, next week.

"He associates getting rid of that chemo port with getting his life back, his little boy life back," Andy Hoffman told the World-Herald.

Jack was the grand marshal of Friday's Homecoming parade and attended Nerbaska's win over Illinois on Saturday.