Michael Oher

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  • Michael Oher was born

  • Michael was seperated from his birth mother

    Michael was seperated from his birth mother
    When Michael Oher was eight years-old, the state of Tennessee took Michael and his brothers and sisters away from his birth mother as her drug addiction and abuse was beginning to affect Michael and his siblings. The governement took the children into child protective services and dispersed them among different foster families and family members homes ("From Homeless to the NFL: Oher's Journey to Draft Unique - USATODAY.com.").
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  • Moved into Tuohy's home

    Moved into Tuohy's home
    On March 4, 2004 Michael Oher was fortunate enough to move in with the Tuohy family and get off the dangerous Memphis streets of Tennessee ("Michael Oher Biography."). Oher would come and stay as he pleased at the beginning of his stay. The Tuohy's hired Michael a tutor as he was experiencing serious academic hardhsip.They also paid his tuittion, bought him clothes, and other life essentials ("From Homeless to the NFL: Oher's Journey to Draft Unique - USATODAY.com.").
  • Moved into Tuohy's home continued

    Moved into Tuohy's home continued
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  • Michael Oher officially visits Ole Miss

    Michael Oher officially visits Ole Miss
    After seeing interests from many Division 1 schools and universities, Michael Oher takes his official visit to the University of Mississippi. As Ole Miss was a definite possibility for Michael's new home and new team to be, it was important to take an offcial visit to the school and get a feel for both the campus and the football team that he would be playing with ("From Homeless to the NFL: Oher's Journey to Draft Unique - USATODAY.com.").
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  • Adopted by the Tuohy family

    Adopted by the Tuohy family
    After taking Michael off of the streets, the Tuohy's decided that it was important to both them and Michael to truly unite and become one as a family( "From Homeless to the NFL: Oher's Journey to Draft Unique - USATODAY.com."). Both Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy said that they love Michael just as much as they have ever loved their biological children (Mink).
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  • Michael Oher commits to Ole Miss

    Michael Oher commits to Ole Miss
    After visting many Disvision one colleges and universities Michael Oher makes his decision to attend the University of Mississippi. Both his adoptive mother and adoptive father went to Ole Miss and are major advcates and continual contributors to the University. Michael said it was completely his choice and he did not feel pressure from anyone on the outside, it was just where he felt he should be attending school and hopefully playing the game he loves ("Sports Files with Geoff Calkins”).
  • Michael Oher signs letter of intent to Ole Miss

     Michael Oher signs letter of intent to Ole Miss
    Michael Oher made his decision to attend the University of Mississippi and on February 2, 2005 he signed his letter of intent to play football for them as well. After a long and tough decision making process, Michael finally chose what he thought was best for him. "The Ballad of Big Mike.").
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  • Graduated from Briarcrest Christian School

    Graduated from Briarcrest Christian School
    After being prospected by many major universities and many NFL teams, and finally commiting to the University of Mississippi, Michael Oher is able to graduate from Briarcrest Christian School on May 1, 2005. By walking across the stage to grab the diploma, Michael Jerome Oher surprised everyone by being the first of his family to recieve a high school diploma ("The Ballad of Big Mike." ).
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  • Michael Oher drafted by the Baltimore Ravens

    Michael Oher drafted by the Baltimore Ravens
    On April 25, 2009, the Baltimore Ravens select Michael Oher with the No. 23 overall pick in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft ("Once Homeless Oher to Play For Ravens.").
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