Armless High School Kicker Dreams of Playing in NFL

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 31, 2014

"I don't like pity. Pity makes me weaker."

For some people, having no arms may be a disability. Classical High School's (Providence, R.I.) Isaac Lufkin doesn't see it that way. Neither does his mother.

UPDATE: Tuesday, February 4, 2:31 p.m. ET

NFL officials invited Lufkin to the Super Bowl after seeing CNN's piece on him: 

--End of Update--

Check out Lufkin's inspirational story, via CNN's Poppy Harlow:

His story is a great example of working hard to get what you want. He doesn't want help or pity from anyone, and he has learned to do things for himself. He takes that mentality onto the football field as well.

Lufkin has a dream of playing in the NFL—preferably for the Baltimore Ravens—one day. Even though he has had some success as a kicker, he wants to try to be a defensive lineman. As the video shows, he isn't afraid to get physical on the field.

The high schooler is determined to succeed on his own, and he has everyone rooting for him to fulfill his dream.

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