11/18/2013 05:47 pm ET

11-Year-Old Boy With Missing Foot Is Top Scoring Player On His Football Team

11-year-old Amani Brown is the highest scoring football player on his middle school team in Douglas County, Colorado.

But what truly makes Brown's story remarkable is what he's overcome to earn that top spot. As a baby in Liberia, he rolled into a fire that severely burned both his feet. He completely lost his right foot, and has to run using a prosthetic leg.

"He didn't just overcome, he shines, and that's just something you don't see very often," said Amani Brown's adoptive mother Anita.

Watch his story in this video from NBC Miami.