Teen with no arms hopes legs will take him to the NFL

By Joy Purdy, 5:30, 6:30 and 11 p.m. anchor, jpurdy@wjxt.com
Published On: Jan 31 2014 10:40:06 PM EST
Providence, Rhode Island -

A teen in Rhode Island is overcoming amazing odds.

He's on a mission to play for the NFL, even though he has no arms.

14-year-old Isaac Lufkin is still riding high from an undefeated season, and the freshman football state title.

He leads his division in onside kick recoveries this year; remarkable, considering what Isaac goes through just to suit up.

Lufkin spoke to CNN about his dreams, saying he doesn't want anyone's pity.

"Pity just makes me weaker," he explained.

"I want to be a defensive lineman!" he says excitedly.

"Hit people. they can't grab my arms, they can't grab my jersey. The only think they can do is actually block, but i can still crawl under them.

"And then it's not like they can sit on me. They gotta let me through."

Isaac really can do nearly anything on his own.

He's learned how to do remarkable things with his feet:  Eating ice cream, playing the keyboard and video games.

He will be eligible to kick for his high school's varsity team next year.

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