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Michael Oher
T #74
Height:
6-4
Weight:
315
College:
Mississippi
Hometown:
Memphis, TN
Experience:
5
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YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 80 80
2013 BAL 16 16
2012 BAL 16 16
2011 BAL 16 16
2010 BAL 16 16
2009 BAL 16 16

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Biography

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 Michael Oher was selected in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft…Ravens traded with New England from the 26th to the 23rd pick (also giving up their 2009 fifth-round selection) to tab Oher.

 Honors

 • Pro Football Writers/Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team (2009)
• Sports Illustrated Midseason All-Pro (2009)
• USA Today’s All-Joe Team (players who are critical to their team, but don’t receive Pro Bowl nods) in 2009
• NFL Rookie of the Month honors (December, 2009)

 Career

 • Helped the Ravens score the most points (398) in franchise history and the second-most total yards (5,640) in team history (5,723 in 1996), including a career-high 3,817 passing yards by QB Joe Flacco (2012)
• Helped pave the way for RB Ray Rice to score a franchise-record 15 total TDs (12 rushing and 3 receiving) and rush for a career-high 1,364 yards, part of 1,996 rushing yards by the Ravens in 2011...Rice led the league with 2,068 yards from scrimmage
• Ravens were the NFL’s ninth-best scoring team in 2009 (24.4 ppg), racking up a franchise-record 47 TDs with Oher starting all 16 games
• Helped the Ravens tie a then-franchise record for points (391 in 2003) and also set a record for most TDs scored (47) in 2009...Ravens added a team-record 22 rushing TDs
• In 2009, helped the Ravens post 5,619 total yards (third-highest total in franchise history), including the then-top single game yardage totals (548 in game 13 vs. Det. - 12/13, 501 in game 1 vs. KC - 9/13 and 479 yards in game 3 vs. Cle. - 9/27)
• Helped the Ravens rush for 2,200 yards, including 1,339 yards by RB Ray Rice, who finished second in the NFL in yards from scrimmage (2,041) in 2009...Rice also became the second player in franchise history (Jamal Lewis - 2,271 in 2003) to gain 2,000 yards from scrimmage

2012: (16/16, 4/4) Helped the Ravens score the most points (398) in franchise history and gain the second-most total yards (5,640) in team history (5,723 in 1996), including a career-high 3,817 passing yards by QB Joe Flacco and 1,143 yards and 9 TDs rushing by RB Ray Rice

 • Started at LT and helped the offense post a season-high 533 yards (224 rushing and 309 passing), the third-highest output in team history, in the 33-14 victory in game 15 vs. NYG (12/23)...Also helped two backs rush for 100 yards (Ray Rice - 107 and Bernard Pierce - 123) in the same game for the second time in team history (Le’Ron McClain - 139 and Willis McGahee - 108 on 12/20/08 at Dal.)
• Started at LT and helped pave the way for 443 total yards by the Ravens, including 355 yards and 1 TD passing by QB Joe Flacco, in the 16-13 overtime victory in game 11 at SD (11/25)...The Ravens overcame a 13-3 deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the game with a FG as time expired...Ravens drove 69 yards in 12 plays on their second possession of overtime to kick a 38-yard game-winning FG with 1:07 left in the extra period
• Started at LT and helped the Ravens post a franchise record 55 points while racking up 419 total yards, including 341 passing, in the 55-20 victory in game 9 vs. Oak. (11/11)
• Helped the Ravens average 410.3 yards per game in four playoff contests, starting each game at RT...Also protected QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to become the second player in NFL history (Joe Montana - 1989) to throw 11 TDs and 0 INTs during the playoffs

 2011: (16/16, 2/2) Helped pave the way for RB Ray Rice to score a franchise-record 15 total TDs (12 rushing and 3 receiving) and rush for a career-high 1,364 yards, part of 1,996 rushing yards by the Ravens in 2011...Rice led the league with 2,068 yards from scrimmage...Also helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to throw for 3,610 yards and 20 TDs

 • Started at RT and helped RB Ray Rice rush for 191 yards and 2 TDs, including a career-long 70-yarder in the 24-16 victory in the season finale at Cin. (1/1/12)...Win wrapped up the AFC North Division Championship and the Ravens’ first-ever undefeated divisional record
• Started at RT and helped the Ravens rush for 290 yards (third most in franchise history), including a career high 204 yards by RB Ray Rice (fourth most in franchise history), in the 24-10 victory in game 12 at Cle. (12/4)... Ravens racked up 448 total yards and 24 first downs
• Started at RT and helped the Ravens gain 356 yards, including a 92-yard game-winning TD drive with 8 seconds remaining, in the 23-20 win in game 8 at Pit. (11/6)...Ravens converted a franchise-record 14 of 21 third-down attempts (66.7%) against the Steelers
• Started at RT and helped Flacco establish career highs in completions (31) and attempts (51) for 336 yards in the 30- 27 victory in game 7 vs. Ari. (10/30)...Also helped pave the way for RB Ray Rice to rush for a career-high 3 TDs
• Started at RT and helped the Ravens produce a franchise record 553 total yards, including a career-high 389 passing yards and 3 TDs from Flacco in game 3 at STL (9/25)
• Started both playoff games at RT and helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to set postseason career highs with 482 yards (36-of-63 passing), 4 TDs and a 96.1 QB rating
• Started at RT and helped protect Flacco, allowing him time to complete 22 of 36 passes for a then-postseason franchise-record 306 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT for a 95.4 QB rating in the AFC Championship at NE (1/22/12)...Ravens produced a then-postseason franchise-record 398 yards

 2010: (16/16, 2/2) Helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to complete 62.6% of his passes (306 of 489) and throw for 3,622 passing yards, a set career highs with 25 TDs and a 93.6 QB rating...Also helped the Ravens rush for 1,831 yards and 11 TDs

• Started at LT and helped pave the way for the Ravens to rush for 208 yards and RB Ray Rice to produce a career high 233 yards from scrimmage (153 rushing and 80 receiving) in the 30-24 victory in game 14 vs. NO (12/19)
• Started at LT and helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him time to complete 71% of his passes (25 of 35) for 289 yards and 2 TDs, before leaving the game in the second half with a knee injury, in the 17-10 win in game 11 vs. TB (11/28)...Flacco set a Ravens’ franchise record with his 52nd-career TD pass
• Started at LT and helped protect Flacco, allowing him to complete a career-high 77.1% of his passes (min. 25 completions) for 2 TDs and no INTs, in game 6 at NE (10/17)
• Started at LT and helped the Ravens rush for 233 yards, 4 TDs, and a franchise-record 17 first downs, in the 31-17 victory in game 5 vs. Den. (10/10)
• Started at LT in both playoff games and helped the Ravens produce 516 total yards, including a layoff-record 390 yards in the Wild Card Game at KC (1/9/11)...Flacco established postseason franchise mark for completion percentage (73.5), adding a then-career bests in passing yards (265), passing TDs (2) and QB rating (115.4) in the 30-7 victory against the Chiefs

2009: (16/16, 2/2) Started all 16 games (11 at RT and five at LT) as a rookie...Earned NFL Rookie of the Month honors (December) and Peter King’s Sports Illustrated Mid-Season All-Pro Team...Helped the Ravens tie a then-franchise record for points (391 in 2003) and also set a record for most TDs scored (47)...Ravens also added a team-record 22 rushing TDs…Helped the Ravens post 5,619 total yards (third-highest total in franchise history), including the then-three top single game yardage totals in team history (548 in game 13 vs. Det. - 12/13, 501 in game 1 vs. KC - 9/13 and 479 yards in game 3 vs. Cle. - 9/27)...Helped pave the way for the Ravens to rush for 2,200 yards, including 1,339 yards (third-highest total in franchise history) by RB Ray Rice, who finished second in the NFL in yards from scrimmage (2,041) and became just the second player in franchise history (Jamal Lewis - 2,271 in 2003) to gain 2,000 yards from scrimmage...Helped the Ravens rank ninth in the NFL in team scoring (24.4 ppg)

• Started at LT and helped the Ravens gain a then-franchise record 548 total yards, including 230 passing and 308 rushing yards (second-most in franchise history) and a franchise-record 5 rushing TDs in game 13 vs. Det. (12/13)
• Started his first-career NFL game at RT and helped set a then-Ravens’ franchise record with 501 total yards in game 1 vs. KC (9/13)...Helped pave the way for 198 yards rushing and protected Flacco, allowing him to throw for 307 yards and 3 TDs in the 38-24 win
• Helped the Ravens rush for 321 yards (4.5 avg.) and 4 TDs in the postseason...Also helped protect QB Joe Flacco, with the Ravens only allowing 1 sack on 45 drop backs
• Started his first-career postseason game at RT and helped the Ravens rush for a postseason-franchise-record 234 yards and 4 TDs, including a postseason-franchise-record 83-yard TD run (second-longest rush in NFL postseason history) by Ray Rice on the first play from scrimmage in the 33-14 victory in the Wild Card Game at NE (1/10/10)... Baltimore did not allow a sack against the Patriots

College: Four-year starter 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 LT...Allowed just 2.5 sacks on 340 pass plays, while posting a league high 15 TD-resulting blocks...Consensus first-team All-SEC selection, after starting all 12 games at LT as a junior in 2007...Posted 12 TD-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 LT from guard…Posted eight TD-resulting blocks (of the Rebels’ 20 offensive TDs), 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…First-team Freshman All-American by Rivals.com and The Sporting News, and he earned third-team honors from College Football News in 2005...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...Netted 6 TD-resulting blocks.

High School, Personal: Prepped at Briarcrest Christian (Memphis, TN), 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...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...Full name: Michael Jerome Oher.

Community: Annually co-hosts the Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party, a fundraiser with proceeds benefiting 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...In April 2010, 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...In Feb. 2012, spoke to students at Prince Street Elementary School about the importance of remembering that although some people are born into difficult situations, everyone can still find a way to be successful...Event was open to the public and participators were asked to bring canned goods that were then donated to the Maryland Food Bank...Continues to support teammates’ charitable activities including Lardarius Webb’s celebrity softball game and bowling classic, Jameel McClain’s coat drive and Torrey Smith’s Team Up with Torrey toy drive.

Download 2011 Bio Update

Transactions

 Michael Oher was selected in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft…Ravens traded with New England from the 26th to the 23rd pick (also giving up their 2009 fifth-round selection) to tab Oher.

 Honors

 • Pro Football Writers/Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team (2009)
• Sports Illustrated Midseason All-Pro (2009)
• USA Today’s All-Joe Team (players who are critical to their team, but don’t receive Pro Bowl nods) in 2009
• NFL Rookie of the Month honors (December, 2009)

 Career

 • Helped the Ravens score the most points (398) in franchise history and the second-most total yards (5,640) in team history (5,723 in 1996), including a career-high 3,817 passing yards by QB Joe Flacco (2012)
• Helped pave the way for RB Ray Rice to score a franchise-record 15 total TDs (12 rushing and 3 receiving) and rush for a career-high 1,364 yards, part of 1,996 rushing yards by the Ravens in 2011...Rice led the league with 2,068 yards from scrimmage
• Ravens were the NFL’s ninth-best scoring team in 2009 (24.4 ppg), racking up a franchise-record 47 TDs with Oher starting all 16 games
• Helped the Ravens tie a then-franchise record for points (391 in 2003) and also set a record for most TDs scored (47) in 2009...Ravens added a team-record 22 rushing TDs
• In 2009, helped the Ravens post 5,619 total yards (third-highest total in franchise history), including the then-top single game yardage totals (548 in game 13 vs. Det. - 12/13, 501 in game 1 vs. KC - 9/13 and 479 yards in game 3 vs. Cle. - 9/27)
• Helped the Ravens rush for 2,200 yards, including 1,339 yards by RB Ray Rice, who finished second in the NFL in yards from scrimmage (2,041) in 2009...Rice also became the second player in franchise history (Jamal Lewis - 2,271 in 2003) to gain 2,000 yards from scrimmage

2012: (16/16, 4/4) Helped the Ravens score the most points (398) in franchise history and gain the second-most total yards (5,640) in team history (5,723 in 1996), including a career-high 3,817 passing yards by QB Joe Flacco and 1,143 yards and 9 TDs rushing by RB Ray Rice

 • Started at LT and helped the offense post a season-high 533 yards (224 rushing and 309 passing), the third-highest output in team history, in the 33-14 victory in game 15 vs. NYG (12/23)...Also helped two backs rush for 100 yards (Ray Rice - 107 and Bernard Pierce - 123) in the same game for the second time in team history (Le’Ron McClain - 139 and Willis McGahee - 108 on 12/20/08 at Dal.)
• Started at LT and helped pave the way for 443 total yards by the Ravens, including 355 yards and 1 TD passing by QB Joe Flacco, in the 16-13 overtime victory in game 11 at SD (11/25)...The Ravens overcame a 13-3 deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the game with a FG as time expired...Ravens drove 69 yards in 12 plays on their second possession of overtime to kick a 38-yard game-winning FG with 1:07 left in the extra period
• Started at LT and helped the Ravens post a franchise record 55 points while racking up 419 total yards, including 341 passing, in the 55-20 victory in game 9 vs. Oak. (11/11)
• Helped the Ravens average 410.3 yards per game in four playoff contests, starting each game at RT...Also protected QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to become the second player in NFL history (Joe Montana - 1989) to throw 11 TDs and 0 INTs during the playoffs

 2011: (16/16, 2/2) Helped pave the way for RB Ray Rice to score a franchise-record 15 total TDs (12 rushing and 3 receiving) and rush for a career-high 1,364 yards, part of 1,996 rushing yards by the Ravens in 2011...Rice led the league with 2,068 yards from scrimmage...Also helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to throw for 3,610 yards and 20 TDs

 • Started at RT and helped RB Ray Rice rush for 191 yards and 2 TDs, including a career-long 70-yarder in the 24-16 victory in the season finale at Cin. (1/1/12)...Win wrapped up the AFC North Division Championship and the Ravens’ first-ever undefeated divisional record
• Started at RT and helped the Ravens rush for 290 yards (third most in franchise history), including a career high 204 yards by RB Ray Rice (fourth most in franchise history), in the 24-10 victory in game 12 at Cle. (12/4)... Ravens racked up 448 total yards and 24 first downs
• Started at RT and helped the Ravens gain 356 yards, including a 92-yard game-winning TD drive with 8 seconds remaining, in the 23-20 win in game 8 at Pit. (11/6)...Ravens converted a franchise-record 14 of 21 third-down attempts (66.7%) against the Steelers
• Started at RT and helped Flacco establish career highs in completions (31) and attempts (51) for 336 yards in the 30- 27 victory in game 7 vs. Ari. (10/30)...Also helped pave the way for RB Ray Rice to rush for a career-high 3 TDs
• Started at RT and helped the Ravens produce a franchise record 553 total yards, including a career-high 389 passing yards and 3 TDs from Flacco in game 3 at STL (9/25)
• Started both playoff games at RT and helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to set postseason career highs with 482 yards (36-of-63 passing), 4 TDs and a 96.1 QB rating
• Started at RT and helped protect Flacco, allowing him time to complete 22 of 36 passes for a then-postseason franchise-record 306 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT for a 95.4 QB rating in the AFC Championship at NE (1/22/12)...Ravens produced a then-postseason franchise-record 398 yards

 2010: (16/16, 2/2) Helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to complete 62.6% of his passes (306 of 489) and throw for 3,622 passing yards, a set career highs with 25 TDs and a 93.6 QB rating...Also helped the Ravens rush for 1,831 yards and 11 TDs

• Started at LT and helped pave the way for the Ravens to rush for 208 yards and RB Ray Rice to produce a career high 233 yards from scrimmage (153 rushing and 80 receiving) in the 30-24 victory in game 14 vs. NO (12/19)
• Started at LT and helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him time to complete 71% of his passes (25 of 35) for 289 yards and 2 TDs, before leaving the game in the second half with a knee injury, in the 17-10 win in game 11 vs. TB (11/28)...Flacco set a Ravens’ franchise record with his 52nd-career TD pass
• Started at LT and helped protect Flacco, allowing him to complete a career-high 77.1% of his passes (min. 25 completions) for 2 TDs and no INTs, in game 6 at NE (10/17)
• Started at LT and helped the Ravens rush for 233 yards, 4 TDs, and a franchise-record 17 first downs, in the 31-17 victory in game 5 vs. Den. (10/10)
• Started at LT in both playoff games and helped the Ravens produce 516 total yards, including a layoff-record 390 yards in the Wild Card Game at KC (1/9/11)...Flacco established postseason franchise mark for completion percentage (73.5), adding a then-career bests in passing yards (265), passing TDs (2) and QB rating (115.4) in the 30-7 victory against the Chiefs

2009: (16/16, 2/2) Started all 16 games (11 at RT and five at LT) as a rookie...Earned NFL Rookie of the Month honors (December) and Peter King’s Sports Illustrated Mid-Season All-Pro Team...Helped the Ravens tie a then-franchise record for points (391 in 2003) and also set a record for most TDs scored (47)...Ravens also added a team-record 22 rushing TDs…Helped the Ravens post 5,619 total yards (third-highest total in franchise history), including the then-three top single game yardage totals in team history (548 in game 13 vs. Det. - 12/13, 501 in game 1 vs. KC - 9/13 and 479 yards in game 3 vs. Cle. - 9/27)...Helped pave the way for the Ravens to rush for 2,200 yards, including 1,339 yards (third-highest total in franchise history) by RB Ray Rice, who finished second in the NFL in yards from scrimmage (2,041) and became just the second player in franchise history (Jamal Lewis - 2,271 in 2003) to gain 2,000 yards from scrimmage...Helped the Ravens rank ninth in the NFL in team scoring (24.4 ppg)

• Started at LT and helped the Ravens gain a then-franchise record 548 total yards, including 230 passing and 308 rushing yards (second-most in franchise history) and a franchise-record 5 rushing TDs in game 13 vs. Det. (12/13)
• Started his first-career NFL game at RT and helped set a then-Ravens’ franchise record with 501 total yards in game 1 vs. KC (9/13)...Helped pave the way for 198 yards rushing and protected Flacco, allowing him to throw for 307 yards and 3 TDs in the 38-24 win
• Helped the Ravens rush for 321 yards (4.5 avg.) and 4 TDs in the postseason...Also helped protect QB Joe Flacco, with the Ravens only allowing 1 sack on 45 drop backs
• Started his first-career postseason game at RT and helped the Ravens rush for a postseason-franchise-record 234 yards and 4 TDs, including a postseason-franchise-record 83-yard TD run (second-longest rush in NFL postseason history) by Ray Rice on the first play from scrimmage in the 33-14 victory in the Wild Card Game at NE (1/10/10)... Baltimore did not allow a sack against the Patriots

College: Four-year starter 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 LT...Allowed just 2.5 sacks on 340 pass plays, while posting a league high 15 TD-resulting blocks...Consensus first-team All-SEC selection, after starting all 12 games at LT as a junior in 2007...Posted 12 TD-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 LT from guard…Posted eight TD-resulting blocks (of the Rebels’ 20 offensive TDs), 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…First-team Freshman All-American by Rivals.com and The Sporting News, and he earned third-team honors from College Football News in 2005...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...Netted 6 TD-resulting blocks.

High School, Personal: Prepped at Briarcrest Christian (Memphis, TN), 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...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...Full name: Michael Jerome Oher.

Community: Annually co-hosts the Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party, a fundraiser with proceeds benefiting 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...In April 2010, 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...In Feb. 2012, spoke to students at Prince Street Elementary School about the importance of remembering that although some people are born into difficult situations, everyone can still find a way to be successful...Event was open to the public and participators were asked to bring canned goods that were then donated to the Maryland Food Bank...Continues to support teammates’ charitable activities including Lardarius Webb’s celebrity softball game and bowling classic, Jameel McClain’s coat drive and Torrey Smith’s Team Up with Torrey toy drive.