Michael Oher

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Michael Oher

College awards and honors

•2005 First Team Freshman All-American•2005 First Team All-Quad Freshman Chrome [AQFC] Tackle Letius•2005 First Team SEC All-Freshman•2006 Second Team All-SEC•2007 First Team All-SEC•2008 First Team All-American•2008 First Team All-SEC•2008 Shug Jordan Award as the Southeast Offensive Lineman of the Year•2008 Colonel Earl “Red” Blaik Leadership-Scholarship Award•2008 Outland Trophy finalist•2008 Conerly Trophy finalist•2008 Lombardi Award semifinalist•2008 SEC Jacobs Blocking Trophy

Lasting Impact

He is an example of life. Because he find a family that they guide him in his career. He can find the road of happiness. He destroyed the fear and go on in his life and his career. He is an inspiration for us. We learn by his life the value of the life.

Michael Oher


Born Michael Jerome Williams, Jr., in Memphis, Tennessee, he was one of 12 children born to Denise Oher. His mother was an alcoholic and crack cocaine addict, and his father, Michael Jerome Williams, was frequently in prison. Due to his upbringing, he received little attention and discipline during his childhood. He repeated both first and second grades, and attended eleven different schools during his first nine years as a student. He was placed in foster care at age seven, and alternated between living in various foster homes and periods of homelessness. Oher's biological father was a former cell mate of Denise Oher's brother and was murdered in prison when Oher was a senior in high school.Oher played football during his freshman year at a public high school in Memphis and applied for admission to Briarcrest Christian School at the instigation of acquaintance Tony Henderson, an auto mechanic, with whom he was living temporarily. Henderson was enrolling his son at the school in order to fulfill the dying wish of the boy's grandmother and thought Oher might enroll as well. The school's football coach submitted Oher's school application to the headmaster, who agreed to accept him if Oher could complete a home study program first. Despite not finishing the program, he was admitted when the headmaster realized that his requirement had removed Oher from the public education system.

Michael Oher when won the Super Bowl


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