Michael Oher #74 of the Denver Broncos is carted off the field during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 1, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Getty Images)more pics »Michael Oher Tuohy's family is the subject of the new Sandra Bullock flick, The Blind Side. Even though the 2009 first-round NFL draft pick for the Ravens might be living the good life now, things certainly weren't that way when he was a kid. The Tuohys, a wealthy family in Memphis, were driving home one day and found Oher, homeless, walking down the street in the cold. They took him in.
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They not only took the homeless boy in, they ended up making him part of their family. Then, he became a football star. Well, clearly it wasn't that easy, and it wasn't that quick, and there were plenty of bumps in the road, but the story is amazing, nonetheless.
Before the blockbuster, which also features Tim McGraw, came out Friday, Oher was the subject of Michael Lewis' book called The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game.