Cancer Patient Wows in ECU Spring Game


Here’s a trend we hope persists at future spring games from this point forward: Teams cheering up a young cancer patient by allowing them to run for a long touchdown with the crowd cheering them on.

Two weeks after Jack Hoffman had the Nebraska Memorial Stadium crowd of 60,000 on its feet with a long touchdown to end a scrimmage, eight-year-old Noah Roberts did the same to end East Carolina’s spring game on Saturday.

“He has been so upset about going back to the hospital tomorrow,” Noah’s mother, Lisa Roberts, told WCTI-TV. “When he found out about this it just lifted his spirits he was so happy. It’s given him something to look forward to the past few days.”

“You kinda get chills in moments like that,” said QB Shane Carden. “It’s really nice to just be able to be a part of with Noah and be able to do that for him with the whole team around him. It was a special moment.”

Indeed it was. Props to some of the Pirates’ players diving at the end of the play for added effect as well.

[WCTI NewsChannel 12]

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