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Michael Oher was born in Memphis, Tennessee, where he made his way through the foster care system and experienced periods of homelessness. Oher was eventually accepted to Briarcrest Christian School, where he met Sean and Leigh-Anne Tuohy, who became his adoptive parents. His story is the subject of Michael Lewis’ book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, and the even more popular 2009 film, The Blind Side, starring Sandra Bullock, in which Oher was played by Quinton Aaron.
Oher currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland where he is an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. Oher played college football at the University of Mississippi for the Ole Miss Rebels and was drafted by the Ravens in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. In his first year as an American football player, he was named to the Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie team and to the USA Today’s All-Joe Team. Oheralso earned NFL Rookie of the Month honors for December and continues to play for the Baltimore Ravens today.