Michael Oher

Inspirational Subject of The Blind Side & NFL Player, Carolina Panthers

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Michael inspires audiences to see their greatest challenges as opportunities. “As I look back, it’s crazy how I got here,” he says. “But it didn’t seem tough at the time. I just lived day to day, did the best I could.”

Michael is a very sweet, kind man. We very much enjoyed having him at our fundraiser. He has the power to help so many foster kids by sharing his story.

- Treehouse

About Michael Oher

Michael Oher’s inspirational journey from the streets of Memphis to the NFL was chronicled in Michael Lewis’ best-selling book The Blind Side, now a major Hollywood blockbuster. The adopted son of Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, Michael spent most of his childhood in various foster homes and moved in with the Tuohys when he was 16. “Who knows where I’d be?” says Michael, who with the love and support of the Tuohys, improved as a student and became the most sought after player in college and professional football. Oher currently plays as Offensive Tackle for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. In the 2015-16 season, Oher was integral in helping the Panthers secure the NFC Championship and advance to play in Superbowl 50.

Speech Topics

  • Behind The Blind Side
  • Challenge & Opportunity: A Conversation with Michael Oher
  • Every Team is a Family: In Conversation with The Tuohy Family

Books and Media

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ABC News: Blind Side' Story's Real-Life Happy Ending: Super Bowl Victory

2/04/2013

The Examiner: 'Blind Side' family cheering on Michael Oher in NOLA

2/03/2013

Bleacher Report: Leigh Anne Tuohy: Michael Oher's Super Bowl Journey Continues 'Blind Side' Story

2/03/2013

HLTV Leigh Anne Tuohy Interview: NFL star inspires Making It Happen Foundation

1/29/2013

Bleacher Report: Super Bowl XLVII: Patrick Willis & Michael Oher, Bound by Ties in Life

1/25/2013

Ravens tackle Michael Oher takes big brother job seriously

7/08/2012

Michael Oher still looking after his Blind Side little brother

7/08/2012

The Baltimore Sun: Ravens faithful can hang Michael Oher on the Christmas tree this year

4/19/2012

My Fox Boston : I Beat the Odds": Michael Oher's new book

2/07/2012

NBC Bay Area: Baltimore Raven Michael Oher on New Memoir and Super Bowl Predictions

1/30/2012

DelmarvaNow.com: Shore school 'Blind Side'-ed by Oher

1/12/2012

CSN Washington: Blind side

12/15/2011

The New York Times: Coach From ‘Blind Side’ Thrives in College Game

10/27/2011

Tuohy to make a name for himself at Loyola

10/13/2011

Oher and Tuohy about to be reunited in Baltimore

10/12/2011

It’s Good to Be Michael Lewis

10/03/2011

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