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Jack Hoffman's run at the Huskers' spring football game in April was a moment Nebraska won't forget. ESPN and national voters concurred. They gave the young cancer survivor the award for best moment at this year's ESPY Awards.
Jack appeared with his family and accepted the award on stage with his dad. Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez was also there as a nominee for the best play award for his 76-yard run against Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game, as well as to support the honorary Husker. South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney ended up taking this category.
The 7-year-old seemed like a star among the stars at the ESPYs. Some of sports' biggest names took to social media to share their pictures with Jack, including Clowney, ESPN anchor Stuart Scott and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Jack was one of four nominees for the best moment award. His run beat out Alex Morgan's game-winning goal against Canada in the Olympics, Andy Murray's Olympic gold medal on his home court at Wimbledon and Chuck Pagano's return to the Indianapolis Colts after leaving the team during his battle with leukemia.
Jack's play gathered a large reaction on social media. Relive Jack's moment below:
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