The Super Bowl has an added attraction this year and that’s Michael Oher, who is No. 74 on the Baltimore Ravens team. Michael’s life was depicted in the movie “The Blind Side” and for those who watched this hit movie staring Sandra Bullock, getting to watch Michael play in Super Bowl XLVII is like a sequel to the movie. According to The Gazette on Jan. 31, 2013, the young lad who inspired “The Blind Side” movie is now a grown man who is an offensive tackle making his first trip to the Super Bowl.
The 2009 movie told the story of a young man with virtually no home and no goals in life until he met the matriarch of the Tuohy family, Leigh Ann. She took Michael into the Tuohy home and made him a family member. He joined the football team in high school and from there he was highly courted by colleges and universities.
Today he is an NFL player and he still considers the Tuohy family his family and the Tuohy’s wouldn’t have it any other way. The family members conveyed this recently during their different interviews with various TV and radio shows in anticipation to Michael playing in his first Super Bowl this Sunday.
The 6-foot-4, 315 pound offensive tackle was called “Big Mike” in the movie, but Michael Oher is quick to say in a recent interview that he is no longer “Big Mike,” he now considers himself a Baltimore Raven.
Sunday’s Super Bowl will give even the non-football fans something to watch, especially if you liked the movie “The Blind Side.” You get to see the continuing story of Michael Oher as he plays in the NFL’s most important game, the Super Bowl.