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Watch: 8-Year Old Nebraska Fan With Genetic Disorder Led Nebraska Onto Field Today

Jack Johnson, an eight-year old Nebraska fan, became the newest member of the Huskers this week. Today, he led the team onto the field.

Johnson, who was born with a genetic disorder, attended his first Nebraska game in September. With the help of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, this week he joined the team, participated in game-week activities on Thursday and Friday, and ahead of today's game against Maryland, led the team out of the tunnel.

What a moment for the young Nebraska fan.

Nebraska put together an amazing write-up of everything that Johnson had the chance to experience this week. His father Eric spoke about how much it means to his family.

“Watching Jack walk onto the field with his own uniform totally overwhelmed me. With Nebraska, the sky is the limit. This goes way beyond my highest expectations. We had no idea all of this was going to happen. One of the real beauties is just the awareness.

“Hopefully it can help rare genetic diseases. For us as a family, we not only get to grow together because of the time we spend, but to know there are other people out there that care deeply with Make-A-Wish, the University of Nebraska and everybody else that was involved. We didn’t even have an itinerary of what we were going to do. There’s no question. This all came from the heart and it even helped our youngest son, Myles (who also has a genetic disorder), too. We cannot thank everyone involved enough.”

KETV also put together a great video package on Johnson's experience this week. We're sure he's enjoying the game itself thus far as well; Nebraska leads Maryland 28-0 in the third quarter.

What an amazing job by everyone at Make-A-Wish and with the Nebraska football program. Well done, Huskers.

[Huskers.com]