(CNN) - Isaac Lufkin, 14 and a kicker for his high school football team, has a dream common to many teens his age.
"I wanna play in the NFL. The Ravens," he said.
He's still riding high from an undefeated season and the freshman football state title. He led his division in onside kicks recoveries this year.
Remarkable, considering what he goes through just to suit up.
He doesn't have arms and he uses his feet to put on his uniform.
"I don't like people helping me because it makes me feel like I can't do it. If I drop my backpack and somebody helps me pick it up, I drop it again and pick it back up. Because if I can't do it, nobody else is going to be able to do it sooner or later," he said.
There's no question Isaac has overcome an unimaginable challenge, moving beyond the arms he was born without to the perseverance born within.
"To me, I see him put on his football jersey and I'm just filled with pride because he's my little football star," said Lori Lufkin, Isaac's mother.
Isaac's potential was immediately obvious to Classical High School Athletic Director Bob Palazzo.
"As soon as he walked in, I pointed and said 'You're our place kicker,'" Palazzo said.
"I would not want to be the guy that would want to tell him he could not do something, put it that way."
Palazzo says Isaac gives his teammates hope.
"You see a guy with no arms strap up and put a helmet on and launch himself into a violent pile, and get up and smile," he said.
But he has ambitions beyond kicking.
"I want to be a defensive lineman," he said. "They can't grab my arms, they can't grab my jersey, the only thing 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."
Today, 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's not always going to have someone there to do everything for him so that was my greatest gift to him was to be independent," said Lori Lufkin.
In what may be more astonishing, Isaac's not the first armless kicker at Classical.
Exactly 50 years ago, in 1963, Chris Schumann led the classic varsity football team to the state championship title, prompting President John F. Kennedy to send him a letter.
It's his example that has opened the door for Isaac to dream big.
"I want to see if we can go undefeated for four years straight," he said.
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