You may be wondering “What number is Michael Oher” as you watch today’s Baltimore Ravens versus New England Patriots game.Â Michael Oher has basically lived through a rags-to-riches type life story, and even has a movie based on his personal life.Â It’s in theaters now starring Sandra Bullock called “The Blind Side”.Â The movie based on a book by Michael Lewis chronicles Oher’s life prior to college, when he was taken in by the Tuohy family, consisting of husband and wife, Leigh Anne and Sean.
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Oher’s personal difficulties involved the fact his mother was addicted to crack cocain, and Oher attended nine different schools during his first nine years as a student.Â He went between foster homes and being homeless.Â Oher’s extranged father was also murdered while Michael Oher was a senior in high school.Â It was the hospitality and love of the Tuohy family that aided Oher in becoming the man he is today.
Oher, who wears #74 for the Ravens, was almost a New England Patriot instead.Â He was the #23 pick in the 2009 draft.Â Originally the Pats had the pick, but traded it with Baltimore.Â The Tuohy family was on hand to see Oher’s emotional day being drafted.Â Now Oher takes the field as an offensive tackle for the Ravens and has the full support of his friends and family.
So now you know the answer to “what number is Michael Oher wearing“?Â He wear’s #74 and will be proudly playing for the Baltimore Ravens in today’s AFC playoff game, with the Tuohy family cheering him on all the way.