Most of you know the story of Michael Oher, the 6’4 offensive lineman out of Ole Miss who’s now headed to the Super Bowl for the Carolina Panthers. Oher’s early life became the subject of a Michael Lewis book in 2006 and later a movie in 2009 called The Blind Side. Despite having a mother and 12 brothers and sisters, Oher was adopted by Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy while he was 17. Yes, you’ve heard this all before. Yes this is not new information. Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for her portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy in 2010. It’s all very heartwarming.
Needless to say, Oher and his adopted family have stayed close over the years. Leigh Anne often travels the country attending many of his games. She’s as loud and boisterous and happy-go-lucky as she was portrayed in The Blind Side.
On Sunday, following the NFC Championship, Oher celebrated with the Tuohys on the field.