There are a handful of football players in the world. Many of them are a great inspiration to every one of us. One of such an inspirational and motivational American Football player is Michael Jerome Oher.
Famous by the nickname Michael Oher, he has faced many ups and downs in his early career.
Born and grew up in a low-income family with a lack of proper love and care from parents, he lived his early life in a different foster home.
However, today he has established himself at the top of the crowd with his skills and proper guidelines from his second home.
So more to go on Michael Oher’s life and his siblings. Keep Reading!
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Quick Facts about Michael Oher
|Full Name||Michael Jerome Oher|
|Known As||Michel Oher|
|Birth Date||May 28, 1986|
|Birth Place||Memphis, Tennessee, United States|
|Education||University of Mississippi|
|Biological Father’s Name||Michael Jerome Williams|
|Biological Mother’s Name||Denise Oher|
|Adoptive Father’s Name||Sean Tuohy|
|Adoptive Mother’s Name||Leigh Anne Tuohy|
|Adoptive Siblings||2 (Collins Tuohy and Sean Tuohy Jr.)|
|Age||36 Years Old|
|Height||6 feet 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||315 lbs. (143 kg)|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|Profession||Former American Football Player|
|Position||Offensive lineman, Tackle|
|Teams that he played for||Baltimore RavensTennessee Titans
|Philanthropy||Making it Happen Foundation|
|Book||The Blind Side: Evolution of a GameI Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to The Blind Side and Beyond (Autobiography)|
|Movie||The Blind Side|
|Merch||Football Cards, Posters|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
|Last Update||May, 2022|
Michael Oher – Early Life, Family, and Education
Michael Oher was born on May 28, 1986. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, Oher grew up with eight siblings of him. Michael Jerome Williams and Denise Oher are Michael Oher’s parents.
The future All-Americans didn’t receive any proper guidance and discipline in his childhood. Denise suffered from addiction to alcoholism and cracked cocaine, whereas Michael Jerome spent most of his life inside prison.
Sadly, his father was murdered when Michael was in high school.
Moreover, at the age of seven, Micheal was sent to foster care. He attended Briarcrest Christian School and joined the school football team.
His academic records were not so good, but his interest in football was always in the first position from an early age.
Despite receiving a scholarship from various universities, he chooses the University of Mississippi.
The reason is not very big; he just wanted to play for Ed Orgeron, one of the head football coaches at the University of Mississippi. In 2009, he graduated from the university with a degree in criminal justice.
Michael’s Second Home
Michael belongs to a low-income family, and there was no one to take care of him and his siblings. So forcefully, he was sent to a foster home.
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 consists of the Tuohy couples Sean Tuohy and Leigh Anne Tuohy and their two children. Daughter Collins Tuohy and son Sean Tuohy Jr.
Michael Oher’s Siblings
As mentioned earlier, Michael is one of the twelve children of Michael Jerome Williams and Denise Oher. He has two more siblings from his adopted parents’ side.
Collins Tuohy- Born on December 29, 1986, Collins Tuohy is Michael’s adoptive sister. Her parents Sean Tuohy and Leigh Anne Tuohy, welcomed Micheal into the Tuohy family because his family condition was not good.