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Michael Oher

Michael Oher is an American Football offensive tackle for the National Football League Carolina Panthers. Michael Oher played college football for the University of Mississippi and earned unanimous All-American honors in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Early Life and Childhood

Michael Oher was born on May 28, 1986, in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Currently, he is 36 years old. He was from a low-income family.

So, he didn’t receive any proper guidance and discipline in his childhood. He became addicted to alcoholism and crack cocaine.

Michael Oher was sent to foster care at the age of seven. Oher has established himself at the top of the crowd with his skills and proper guidelines from his second home.

His father is Michael Jerome Williams and her mother’s name is Denise Oher. His father spent most of his life in prison. When he was in high school, his father was murdered.

When Michael was 16 years old, he was adopted by the Tuohy family.

Tuohy family has members, the Tuohy couple Sean Tuohy and Leigh Anne Tuohy, and two children, daughter Collins Tuohy, and son Sean Tuohy Jr. Michael belongs to the American nationality and holds Afro-American ethnicity.

Michael Oher childhood

Caption: When Michael Oher during his childhood days (players)

Michael Oher siblings

Collins Tuohy is Michael’s adoptive sister. She was born on December 29, 1986, in the United States. He is the director and co-owner of the Whimsy Cookie Company.

She is an actress, public speaker, and businesswoman. Likewise, he has established herself in the glamour industry in America.

She has appeared in many movies, including The Highwaymen (2019), Night of the Loup Garou (2010), and Family Addition with Leigh Anne Tuohy (2013).

She launched Collins Closets’ lifestyle, fashion, and travel blog. Collins is married to her boyfriend, Canon Smith. They both are enjoying their life together and there are no rumors of marital affairs.

Sean Tuohy Jr is Michael’s adoptive brother. He was born on 4 July 1993. He is very popular for how he was portrayed in the acclaimed movie “The Blind Side”.

Also, he has played guard as a basketball player for Loyola Greyhounds. Now, he is working as assistant athletic director of football operations for the Liberty for Liberty team.

Michael’s biological siblings are Carlos Oher, Marcus Oher, John Oher, Andre Oher, Deljuan Oher, Tara Oher, Rico Oher, and Denise Oher.

Michael Oher with his family

Caption: Michael with his family (www.today)

Michael Oher – Education

Michael Oher studied at Briarcrest Christian School. He started enjoying football at school. Likewise, he got training on football from coaches ‘Hugh Freeze and Tim Long’

He was not so good in his academic records, but his interest in football was always in first position from an early age. He got scholarships from many universities.

But, he chose the University of Mississippi because he wanted to play for Ed Orgeron, one of the head football coaches at the University of Mississippi. In 2009, Oher graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Criminal Justice.

Michael Oher – Career and Professional Life

Michael started his career at an early age. He started playing football in his 1st year at his high school. He began playing for the Ole Miss Rebels football team.

Also, he played as a guard on the team and was named the Freshman All-America. In 2006, he changed position and started playing left tackle. In 2008, he showed his interest in joining the 2008 NFL Draft.

After two days, he declared his withdrawal from the draft to return to the Ole Miss football team for his senior season.

He engaged with the 2009 National Football League Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. In 2010, he played the right tackle, and the Ravens won against the New England Patriots by 33-14.

Awards and Nominations

Michael won the ‘First Team Freshman All-American’, ‘First Team All-Quad Freshman Chrome Tackle Letius’, and ‘First Team SEC All-Freshman’.

In the same year, he won the ‘Second-team All-SEC’. Likewise, in 2007, he won ‘Shug Jordan’ as the ‘Southeast Offensive Lineman of the Year’,

and was also awarded ‘Colonel Earl Red Blaik Leadership-Scholarship Award’. In 2008, he was awarded the ‘Outland trophy finalist’, ‘Conerly Trophy Finalist’, ‘Lombardi Award Semi-finalist’, and ‘And SEC Jacobs Blocking Trophy’.

Michael Oher award

Caption: Michael with winning Trophy (playersbio.com)

Net worth 2024

Michael has a successful career which surely brought him a lot of money. Likewise, he has an estimated net worth of $15 million. His source of income is his football career.

Michael Oher – Personal life

He seems to be single right now. Moreover, he has kept his personal life quite private. Michael wrote his autobiography named

“I Beat The Odds: From Homelessness to The Blind Side and Beyond”. Don Yaeger, an American sports journalist wrote that book. Michael keeps his relationship and personal life private.

Moreover, there are no rumors or controversies of link-ups or romantic relations with Michael till now.

Body Measurement

Michael has a height of around 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and weighs about 143 kg (315 lbs). Oher has black hair and has Dark Brown eyes.

Being a football player, he takes good care of his health and follows specific fitness tips and diet plans.

Social Media

Michael is active on social media like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He has over 231k followers on his Twitter account, 223k followers on his Instagram account, and over 724k on his Facebook account.