Michael Oher Wiki, Bio, Stats, Family, Net Worth, Girlfriend

Michael Oher

Michael Oher Wiki, Bio, Stats, Family, Net Worth, Girlfriend

Michael Jerome Oher is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Mississippi and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens where he played for five years till he joined the Carolina Panthers in 2015.

Oher was born on May 28, 1986, in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the son of Michael Jerome Williams and Denise Oher. His father was often found in prison while his mother was an alcoholic. He had eleven more siblings and did not get a lot of attention. He repeated first and second grades, and attended eleven schools during his first nine years as a student. By the age of seven, he shifted between many foster homes. His father was murdered in prison only.

Oher liked playing football and had applied for admission to Briarcrest Christian School. He got a five-star recruit from scout.com and was the No. 5 offensive lineman prospect in the country. In 2004, a couple Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy adopted him. Several internet courses allowed him to improve his GPA alongside his gaming skills and he starred in the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He earned the All-State honors by helping lead the basketball team to a 27–6 record, winning the district championship as a senior.

After graduation Oher decided to play for Ed Orgeron at the University of Mississippi, the alma mater of his guardians, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy. He started in ten games as a guard during his first season with the Ole Miss Rebels. He was shifted to the position of left tackle in 2006. He succeeded in both his academics as well as sports skills. After the 2008 season, Oher was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American. He graduated with a degree in criminal justice in the spring of 2009.

The Baltimore Ravens drafted Oher with the 23rd pick in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He signed a five-year contract with them and later signed a four-year, $20 million contract with the Tennessee Titans. In 2015, Oher signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the Carolina Panthers. He helped lead the team to Super Bowl 50 in 2016. Oher’s life inspired the book “Blind side” which was later made into a movie as well. He is a strong man who has struggled in both his personal as well as professional life. He has a net worth of $30 million.