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Jack Hoffman gets ESPY for Spring Game touchdown

Jack Hoffman gets ESPY for Spring Game touchdown

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Little Jack Hoffman's touchdown run at the Nebraska spring game has won an ESPY for best moment.

Jack and his father, Andy, accepted the ESPN award Wednesday night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The 8-year-old from Atkinson has brain cancer. The video of his scoring scamper has been replayed on national TV and viewed more than 8 million times on YouTube.

Jack was 7 when he appeared on the Lincoln field late in the game on April 6. He took a handoff from quarterback Taylor Martinez and started left. But Martinez redirected him to the right so Jack could follow a wall of blockers, pumping his little legs down the field for a 69-yard touchdown run.

Players mobbed him and lifted him on their shoulders in triumph.

Other ESPY winners

Male Athlete: LeBron James, Miami Heat

Female Athlete: Serena Williams

Team: Miami Heat

Coach-Manager: Rick Pitino, Louisville Cardinals

Breakthrough Athlete: Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers

Game: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs, Game 6, NBA finals

Record-breaking Performance: Michael Phelps

Championship Performance: LeBron James, Miami Heat

Play: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina football

Upset: No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast beats No. 2 seed Georgetown in NCAA tournament

Comeback: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

Male College Athlete: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M quarterback

Female College Athlete: Brittney Griner, Baylor basketball

Male Action Sport Athlete: Nyjah Huston, skateboarding

Female Action Sport Athlete: Stephanie Gilmore, surfing

Baseball Player: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

NBA Player: LeBron James, Miami Heat

WNBA Player: Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks

NFL Player: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

NHL Player: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

MLS Player: Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls

Bowler: Pete Weber

Driver: Ryan Hunter-Reay

Fighter: Floyd Mayweather

Male Golfer: Tiger Woods

Female Golfer: Stacey Lewis

Jockey: Joel Rosario

Male Tennis Player: Novak Djokovic

Female Tennis Player: Serena Williams

International athlete: Usain Bolt

Male Olympian: Michael Phelps

Female Olympian: Missy Franklin

Male Athlete with a Disability: Jeremy Campbell, pentathlon

Female Athlete with a Disability: Jessica Long, swimming

College Athletic Program: North Carolina women's athletics and UCLA men's athletics

Arthur Ashe Courage Award: Robin Roberts

Jimmy V ESPY for Perserverance: Dick and Rick Hoyt

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Zach Pluhacek is an assistant city editor.

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