Despite stressful childhood Michael Oher, one of the most successful retired footballers in the history of the NFL, was able to rank second in the Associated Press’ NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award poll.
Michael was born to Michael Jerome Williams and Denise Oher in Memphis, a city in Tennessee, and grew up with 12 siblings.
He never received proper care and guidance as a child, since his mother was addicted to alcohol and cracked cocaine, whereas his father spent most of his life in prison.
Michael’s father was shot and killed, then thrown off an overpass in the west of Memphis. It happened while Michael was still in high school and he learned about his father’s death only after 3 months. Forcefully, he was sent to a foster home.
Collins Tuohy, was together in one of the classes with Michael Oher. She told about a big quiet new guy in her class to her father, Sean Tuohy. The turning point of life for Michael came when Tuohy Family adopted him.
Tuohy’s family accepted Michael as their family member when he was 16 years and became a legal guardian when he turned 17. Tuohy family has Sean Tuohy and Leigh Anne Tuohy and their two children; daughter Collins Tuohy and son Sean Tuohy Jr.
Michael is one of the twelve children of Michael Jerome Williams and Denise Oher. However, he has two more siblings from his adopted parents’ side.
A beautiful 17th century building that used to be a convent, but now houses the most beautiful collection of paintings.
He got married to a beautiful woman and an incredible wife, Tiffany Roy. Nevertheless, the happy couple is as secretive as ever. They have 1 child together.
Michael Lewis translated Michael Oher’s life into a book titled ‘The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game.' Later on, the book was later showcased in a beautiful movie directed by John Lee Hancock.