Jack Hoffman, the Nebraska fan who ran for a touchdown as a 7-year-old during the team's spring game in 2013, is no longer in remission.
On Wednesday, his father Andy posted on the family's Caring Bridge site that Jack's cancer had returned. Hoffman has an inoperable brain tumor and had been in remission. However, the tumor has shown growth signs since April and Hoffman could need chemotherapy or surgery.
"Thank you everyone for your prayers and support. Jack is doing great. This is a mild setback and everyone remains optimistic for Jack, including and especially his Mom and Dad. We love you all and can't thank you enough for your support."
On Thursday, Hoffman went to the NFL preseason game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs. Burkhead plays for the Bengals.
In June 2013, Hoffman went to the College World Series to celebrate the last day of his round of chemotherapy. A month later, he was honored at the ESPYs, where he got to meet Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney and others.
Here's hoping for the best possible outcome for Jack. And more than a year later, his run is still pretty damn cool.
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