Michael Oher takes the Super Bowl…again


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Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Michael Oher sits on the team’s bench during the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. The Broncos won, 24-10.

The movie, The Blind Side, was based off the true story of Michael Oher’s life. Michael Oher grew up a very poor child who had a very rough family life. One day when he was running away from home, he ran into the Tuohy family who adopted him and treated as their own. The Tuohy family helped introduce Michael to the game of football and Ole Miss. With their help, Michael Oher was able to go on to play for the University of Mississippi, and then for the National Football League which brings us to the present.

That’s taken away from my football. That’s why people criticize me. That’s why people look at me every single play,” Michael Oher discussed in an interview about his feelings towards the Blind Side and how its effect isn’t always positive.

In 2009 Michael was first drafted by the Baltimore Ravens as the 23 overall pick. This team he was the team that he won his first Super Bowl with. This weekend he will play in his second championship game for the Carolina Panthers. His life before he met the Tuohy family, and the kindness and love they treated him with, help to motivate and push him to be a better football player as well as person.

Michael is hoping to win his second championship ring this Sunday. Tune into CBS this Sunday to watch the Blind Side star, Michael Oher, and the Carolina Panthers face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.