NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) _ The University of Nebraska football team has signed an 8-year-old boy with a genetic disorder to grant his A Make-A-Wish foundation request to be a Cornhusker for a day.
Jack Johnson, a second-grader, signed a letter of intent Tuesday and became an honorary member of the team during a school assembly at Norfolk Catholic High School.
Jack was born with Menkes disease, which affects distribution of copper in the body and the development of bones and muscles.
He’ll get to be an honorary member of the team Saturday and get to take the field with players before watching the home game against Maryland from a skybox.
He will also get to tour the stadium, eat lunch with members of the team and participate in warm-up drills.