If you’re a football fan, it’s likely you watched and loved The Blindside.
The 2009 hit film was about a poverty stricken foster child who took up football and with the help of his adopted parents, worked up to one of the most touted NFL prospects in college football, eventually becoming a first-round pick.
Turns out, the main character is in fact based a real person along with the plot being factual, and that person is Michael Oher, the 29-year-old tackle for the Super Bowl 50 bound Carolina Panthers.
Oher played for the Baltimore Ravens from 2009 to 2013 and the Titans for one year, and now the Panthers. This will be Oher’s second Super Bowl, previously reaching and winning one with Baltimore.
Oher’s mother, Leigh Anne Touhy, played by Sandra Bullock in the movie, posted this photo to her Facebook page after the game, posing with her husband and son after the Panthers beat the Cardinals in the NFC Championship:
Oher is seeking his second ring and will do so against Peyton Manning and the Broncos February 7th in Santa Clara.
What a great story that is still being written…(yes movie producers, that was a hint for a sequel. Give the people what they want).