Sportsmanship award honors Nebraska football team for TD run by boy with cancer at spring game
ST. LOUIS – A young boy with cancer whose touchdown run at the Nebraska spring football game touched millions of Internet viewers will be in St. Louis next month to present a sportsmanship award to the Cornhuskers football program.
The Musial Awards will be presented Nov. 9 at Peabody Opera House. The awards, named after St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial, recognize sportsmanship moments and achievements from across the country. The awards are produced by the St. Louis Sports Commission and the National Sportsmanship Foundation.
Eight-year-old Jack Hoffman's 69-yard TD sprint during an April intrasquad game has drawn more than 8 million views on YouTube. It won an ESPY award as the "Best Moment." Jack has brain cancer that his father says is now in remission.