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Michael Oher
T #72
Height:
6-4
Weight:
315
Age:
28
College:
Mississippi
Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2014):

G
2
GS
2

Biography

 
PRO: The Titans signed Michael Oher during the free agency period to man the right tackle spot in 2014.  The 6-foot-4-inch, 315-pounder is a smart and physical lineman, who plays with good toughness and technique.  Oher was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft and he was very durable during his stay, starting all 80 regular season games in his first five seasons with the club.  The Ole Miss product also has extensive playoff experience having started 10 career postseason games, including a Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    Oher was one of only four members of the 2009 NFL Draft class to start all 80 regular season games from 2009 through 2013.  The other players who accomplished the feat were Titans teammate Andy Levitre, James Laurinaitis and Alex Mack.
•     In 2012, Oher earned a Super Bowl ring by starting all 16 games at left tackle and all four postseason games at right tackle during the Ravens’ title run.
•     Named to Pro Football Writers/Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team in 2009 after starting all 16 games and helping the Ravens tie a then-franchise record for points, while also setting a record for most touchdowns scored (47).

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Oher was the subject of the best seller “The Blind Side: The Evolution of a Game” by Michael Lewis, which was made into a major motion picture in 2009.
•     Oher authored “I Beat The Odds,” which was published in Feb. 2011.
•    In April 2010, Oher received the Sports Award at the signature event of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, the founding agency for the national movement of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, for his promotion of the importance of mentoring.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•     The native of Memphis, Tenn., was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
•    Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 15, 2014.

COLLEGE:
•    Four-year starter at Ole Miss who began his career at guard, then moved to left tackle as a sophomore.  Ended his career with the third-best active consecutive starting streak (47 games) among SEC players.
•    Was a consensus first-team All-American and unanimous first-team All-SEC choice as a senior in 2008, when he won the SEC’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given to the conference’s top offensive lineman.  Named team captain and started all 13 games at left tackle, allowing just 2.5 sacks on 340 pass plays, while posting a league-high 15 touchdown-resulting blocks.
•     As a junior in 2007, was a consensus first-team All-SEC selection, after starting all 12 games at left tackle.  Posted 12 touchdown-resulting blocks and 99 knockdowns/key blocks.
•     Started all 12 games as a sophomore in 2006, earning second-team All-SEC honors after moving to left tackle from guard.  Posted eight touchdown-resulting blocks (of the Rebels’ 20 offensive touchdowns), while allowing just 3.5 sacks.  Helped BenJarvus Green-Ellis become the third 1,000-yard runner in Ole Miss history and record four 100-yard rushing games.
•     In 2005, earned first-team Freshman All-American by Rivals.com and The Sporting News, and he earned third-team honors from College Football News.  Also earned first-team Freshman All-SEC accolades by the league’s coaches and The Sporting News.  Saw action in all 11 games, starting 10 at guard and netting six touchdown-resulting blocks.

PERSONAL:  
•    Attended Briarcrest Christian (Memphis, Tenn.), earning USA Today and EA Sports All-American honors.
•    Was a member of the 2005 Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association All-Star team, which was chosen to compete against the Kentucky prep All-Stars.  Also competed in the US Army All-American Bowl and was named to Rivals.com’s All-American Bowl All-Time Team.
•    Selected by Tom Lemming/ESPN as the nation’s top offensive tackle and was named to the SuperPrep All-American team, as he was ranked No. 24 among offensive linemen.
•    Also earned two letters in track and basketball.  Averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds a game, earning All-State honors by helping lead the basketball team to a 27-6 record, winning the district championship as a senior.  Was also a state runner-up in the discus as a senior.
•    Annually co-hosts the Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party, a fundraiser with proceeds benefitting Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake.  More than 15 players attend, with the event generating over $100,000 each year.  Goodwill provides career development, employment and related social services to assist people with special needs to enjoy the dignity and benefits of work and a better quality of life.
•     Named to USA Today’s All-Joe Team (players who are critical to their team, but don’t receive Pro Bowl nods) in 2009.
•    Was the subject of the best seller “The Blind Side: The Evolution of a Game” by Michael Lewis, which was made into a major motion picture in 2009.
•    Authored “I Beat The Odds,” which was published in Feb. 2011.
•    Born Michael Jerome Oher on May 28, 1986 in Memphis, Tenn.
 
PRO: The Titans signed Michael Oher during the free agency period to man the right tackle spot in 2014.  The 6-foot-4-inch, 315-pounder is a smart and physical lineman, who plays with good toughness and technique.  Oher was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft and he was very durable during his stay, starting all 80 regular season games in his first five seasons with the club.  The Ole Miss product also has extensive playoff experience having started 10 career postseason games, including a Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    Oher was one of only four members of the 2009 NFL Draft class to start all 80 regular season games from 2009 through 2013.  The other players who accomplished the feat were Titans teammate Andy Levitre, James Laurinaitis and Alex Mack.
•     In 2012, Oher earned a Super Bowl ring by starting all 16 games at left tackle and all four postseason games at right tackle during the Ravens’ title run.
•     Named to Pro Football Writers/Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team in 2009 after starting all 16 games and helping the Ravens tie a then-franchise record for points, while also setting a record for most touchdowns scored (47).

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Oher was the subject of the best seller “The Blind Side: The Evolution of a Game” by Michael Lewis, which was made into a major motion picture in 2009.
•     Oher authored “I Beat The Odds,” which was published in Feb. 2011.
•    In April 2010, Oher received the Sports Award at the signature event of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, the founding agency for the national movement of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, for his promotion of the importance of mentoring.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•     The native of Memphis, Tenn., was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
•    Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 15, 2014.

COLLEGE:
•    Four-year starter at Ole Miss who began his career at guard, then moved to left tackle as a sophomore.  Ended his career with the third-best active consecutive starting streak (47 games) among SEC players.
•    Was a consensus first-team All-American and unanimous first-team All-SEC choice as a senior in 2008, when he won the SEC’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given to the conference’s top offensive lineman.  Named team captain and started all 13 games at left tackle, allowing just 2.5 sacks on 340 pass plays, while posting a league-high 15 touchdown-resulting blocks.
•     As a junior in 2007, was a consensus first-team All-SEC selection, after starting all 12 games at left tackle.  Posted 12 touchdown-resulting blocks and 99 knockdowns/key blocks.
•     Started all 12 games as a sophomore in 2006, earning second-team All-SEC honors after moving to left tackle from guard.  Posted eight touchdown-resulting blocks (of the Rebels’ 20 offensive touchdowns), while allowing just 3.5 sacks.  Helped BenJarvus Green-Ellis become the third 1,000-yard runner in Ole Miss history and record four 100-yard rushing games.
•     In 2005, earned first-team Freshman All-American by Rivals.com and The Sporting News, and he earned third-team honors from College Football News.  Also earned first-team Freshman All-SEC accolades by the league’s coaches and The Sporting News.  Saw action in all 11 games, starting 10 at guard and netting six touchdown-resulting blocks.

PERSONAL:  
•    Attended Briarcrest Christian (Memphis, Tenn.), earning USA Today and EA Sports All-American honors.
•    Was a member of the 2005 Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association All-Star team, which was chosen to compete against the Kentucky prep All-Stars.  Also competed in the US Army All-American Bowl and was named to Rivals.com’s All-American Bowl All-Time Team.
•    Selected by Tom Lemming/ESPN as the nation’s top offensive tackle and was named to the SuperPrep All-American team, as he was ranked No. 24 among offensive linemen.
•    Also earned two letters in track and basketball.  Averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds a game, earning All-State honors by helping lead the basketball team to a 27-6 record, winning the district championship as a senior.  Was also a state runner-up in the discus as a senior.
•    Annually co-hosts the Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party, a fundraiser with proceeds benefitting Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake.  More than 15 players attend, with the event generating over $100,000 each year.  Goodwill provides career development, employment and related social services to assist people with special needs to enjoy the dignity and benefits of work and a better quality of life.
•     Named to USA Today’s All-Joe Team (players who are critical to their team, but don’t receive Pro Bowl nods) in 2009.
•    Was the subject of the best seller “The Blind Side: The Evolution of a Game” by Michael Lewis, which was made into a major motion picture in 2009.
•    Authored “I Beat The Odds,” which was published in Feb. 2011.
•    Born Michael Jerome Oher on May 28, 1986 in Memphis, Tenn.
 
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 82 82
2014 TEN 2 2
2013 BAL 16 16
2012 BAL 16 16
2011 BAL 16 16
2010 BAL 16 16
2009 BAL 16 16
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 @KC W 26-10
2 DAL L 10-26

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