Inspiring Nebraska Fan Gets Trading Card
April 16th, 2013| by Lost Lettermen
Seven-year-old cancer patient Jack Hoffman gained legions of fans all across America with his 69-yard touchdown run to conclude Nebraska’s Spring Game on April 6th. Now, Upper Deck is commemorating Hoffman’s run with a special “Star Rookie” trading card.
“Jack is the type of inspirational athlete who absolutely deserves an Upper Deck rookie card,” the card company’s sports marketing manager, Chris Carlin, told CBS Sports. “Upper Deck does not want to risk Jack’s amateur status with the NCAA so the card we created will not be part of a mainstream trading card release.”
Hats off to Upper Deck for the kind gesture to commemorate the highlight of college football’s 2013 spring games.