His name is Michael Jerome Oher. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee on May 28, 1986. So he is now currently 25 years old. He is an Offensive Tackle for the National Football League, Baltimore Ravens. He is a BIG MAN! He weights 313 lbs. and is 6 feet, and 4 inches tall!
He was born with the name his birth parents gave him, Michael Jerome Williams Jr. He was raised in a family where his mother was an alcoholic and a drug addict, and his father was always in and out of prison. He also had twelve brothers and sisters. When Michael Oher was a Senior in high school, his biological father was killed in prison.
Even though Michael Oher was moved to eleven different schools during his first through ninth grade years of school, he managed to get into a very good Christian High School, “Briar Crest Christian School” in Memphis, Tennessee.
After living in several different foster homes for almost the first 2 years of attending Briar Crest, he was finally adopted by a family who had kids that also went to Briar Crest Christian School. The adoptive parents names were Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy. This family took him in, because they understood what this kid had been through, and that he had had a hard life. They wanted to help him, so they took him into their home and officially adopted him in 2004. These parents even got a tutor for him to help him with his grades. He came up from having a 0.4 all the way to a 2.52 by the end of his Senior year in high school.
By the time Michael Ohers graduated from high school, he had been offered scholarships to go to 4 different Universities. He decided to...