Michael Oher (Semblanza)

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.