Michael Oher’s Net Worth

 Net Worth of Michael Oher’s

An American football offensive tackle with a net worth of $16 million is named Michael Oher. The story of Oher’s life was chronicled in the film “The Blind Side”, which won an Academy Award. Michael’s role was played by a different person. Quinton Aaron played the role of Michael.

Early Life

On May 28, 1986 in Memphis, Tennessee, Michael Oher was born. Oher is the child of an alcoholic and crack cocaine addiction and a father who was frequently in prison. He was not given much attention or discipline during his childhood, due to his upbringing He attended eleven different schools during his first nine years as a student, after repeating both first and second grades. He lived in various foster homes and periods of homelessness after being placed in foster care at seven years old. When Oher was a senior in high school, Oher’s biological father was murdered in prison, where he was a former cellmate of Oher’s brother. A young Michael Oher was taken in by Sean Tuohy andLeigh Anne Tuohy when he was 16, and the Tuohys became Oher’s legal guardians when he was 17. For 20 hours a week, Oher’s tutor worked on his schoolwork.

High School

At a public high school in Memphis, Oher began playing football his freshman year. The junior year of Oher’s football career was when he began to excel. In 2003 Oher was named the Division II Lineman of the Year and the First Team Tennessee All-State. He was awarded two letters in both basketball and track.At the beginning of his senior year, Oher was the starting left tackle on the football team. He was a runner-up in the discus as a senior in high school. 

Oher’s low grades were initially a barrier to his acceptance to an NCAA program, but he increased his GPA from 0.76 grade point average to a 2.52 in order to attend a Division 1 school.

He replaced his Ds and Fs earned in earlier classes with As until he raised his graduation grade point average over the required minimum by taking online classes. He quickly became a top football prospect in the state of Tennessee and received scholarship offers from Division 1 schools. He had received scholarship offers from Tennessee, LSU, Alabama, and South Carolina, but he chose to play football for the Ole Miss Rebels.

College Career

Oher started at guard for the Ole Miss Rebels during his first season. He became a first-team freshman All-American quickly. After moving to the position of left tackle for the 2006 season, Oher was named to several preseason All-Conference and All-American teams. After his sophomore year, he was named a second-team SEC offensive lineman, and after his junior year, he was a first-team SEC offensive lineman. At Ole Miss, Oher excelled academically, and his IQ score increased by 30 points between when he was measured as a child and when he was measured in college. In his sophomore year, Oher made the honor roll and decided to leave school to enter the 20008 NFL draft. He decided to return to Ole Miss for his senior year after withdrawing from the draft just two days later. After the 2008 season, Oher was recognized as a first-team All-American, and made the honor roll for the second time in his college career. In the spring of 2009, he graduated with a degree from Criminal Justice. Oher ended his college football career with a dozen awards and prestigious honors of the sport.

Pro Career

Before he graduated, Oher was projected to be one of the top prospects for the 2009 NFL Draft. Oher was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens with the 23rd pick of the first round. In exchange for their first and fifth round draft picks, the Ravens acquired the pick from New England. The Tuohys, his adoptive family, were there to witness his draft day selection. He signed a five-year contract of 13.8 millions with the Ravens on July 30, 2009. In eight weeks, Oher was back at right tackle after he was moved to left tackle because of an injury to linebackerJared Gaither. Oher started every game at right and left tackle in 2009. In the first post-season game of his career, he played right tackle and did not allow a single sack, helping the Ravens to a 33-13 win against New England. The Associated Press voted Oher second in the voting for the offensive rookies of the year award. In February of last year, Oher won his first Super Bowl ring after the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.

Oher signed a four-year, $20 million dollar contract with the TennesseeTitans in March of 2014. He was placed on injured reserve on December 13 after missing two games due to a toe injury. He was named the 74th best tackle by Pro Football Focus in 2014 season. TheTitans released Oher on February 5, 2015.

He signed a two-year, $7 million dollar contract with the Carolina panthers one month later. In his decision to sign with Carolina, Oher cited CamNewton as an influential factor in his decision to sign and ended up playing one of his best seasons as a professional, protectingNewton’s blind side. He was the starting left tackle going into the season, despite his struggles in Tennessee, with the Panthers GM Dave Gettleman stating: “We did our homework on Michael, and we feel very strongly that he could be an answer for us. He’s going to be inserted at left tackle, and we’ll go from there. Oher played in 98.4% of the team’s snaps and was only three times punished for 25 yards.

The Carolinas team that played in the Super Bowl on February 7, 2016 were defeated by the Denver Broncos by a score of 24-10..

Oher signed a three year contract extension with the Carolinas in June of 2016 that was worth $21.6 million. He was placed on injured reserve on November 25, 2016 after he suffered a concussion in the first three games of the season. He was released by the panthers after a failed physical in July 20, 2017.

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