Jack Hoffman, known for inspiring TD run, has cancer recurrence

Jack Hoffman poses backstage at the 2013 ESPY Awards at Los Angeles.

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The 8-year-old who received national attention for his touchdown run in the 2013 Nebraska spring football game has had a recurrence of brain cancer.

Jack Hoffman, from Atkinson, had been in remission since October. His father, Andy, said doctors found a ”spot of concern” in Jack’s brain in April, and follow-up tests in Boston on Wednesday showed the tumor had grown.

Andy Hoffman wrote on Jack’s CaringBridge page that the tumor would be treated with chemotherapy.

After Jack’s 69-yard touchdown, Nebraska payers mobbed him and lifted him on their shoulders in triumph. The video of the play has been replayed on national TV and viewed more than 8 million times on YouTube.