Michael Oher

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Facts of Michael Oher

Full Name
Michael Jerome Oher Williams Jr.
Last Name
Williams Jr.
Birth Name
Michael Jerome Oher Williams Jr.
First Name
Famous Name
Michael Oher
Married to
Tiffany Roy (m. 2022)
Currently Married
Relationship Status
No. of Instagram Followers


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$8 Million
Author, Former NFL Player
Started career as
Football Player


Married to
Tiffany Roy (m. 2022)
Currently Married
Relationship Status

Michael Oher is a New York Times Magazine author and NFL veteran. Oher played in the National Football League from 2009 until 2016. He was part of the Super Bowl Champion(XLVII). Michael played as an Offensive tackle. Oher played for the Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans, and Carolina Panthers. 

Michael Oher was born Michael Jerome Oher Williams Jr. on May 28, 1986, in Memphis, Tennessee. He is among the twelve children born to Michael Jerome Williams and his wife, Denise Oher. Oher had a very difficult time in his childhood. Michael graduated from Briarcrest Christian High School and enrolled at the University of Mississippi. The player stands six feet and four inches tall and weighs 143 kg. 

Know About Michael Oher’s Net Worth, Earnings, and Salary

Michael Oher has an estimated net worth of more than $8 Million. He earned most of his net worth through his successful football career. Michael had nothing while starting his professional career and lived a lavish and happy life throughout his career. While playing in the NFL for nine seasons, Oher took home more than $30 Million

Michael Michael lives in the house bought for $1.3 Million in 2014.
SOURCE: Tennessee

Michael signed a five-year, $13.8 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens in 2009. Justin Tucker is also an NFL player playing for the Baltimore Ravens. He received $1,252,000 in his first season, which increased to $6,963,000 in the second season. After his contract ended, Oher moved to Tennessee Titans and signed a four-year, $20 million contract. The player took home $6 Million, including his signing bonus. After playing with the franchise for two seasons, the Titans released him and signed a $7 Million contract with Carolina Panthers. 

Michael extended his contract for three years worth $21.6 Million but was placed on injured reserve. Panthers eventually released him in 2017 after failing to qualify in the physical test and announced hire retirement. 

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Married life of Michael Oher

Michael is married to his longtime girlfriend, Tiffany Roy. The pair began dating after meeting at the University of Mississippi. After dating for a long time, Michael and Tiffany tied the knot on November 5, 2022. Their lavish wedding ceremony was held in Nashville, Tennessee, at the ultra-luxurious JW Marriott hotel, and PEOPLE exclusively confirmed the news. 

Michael Michael Oher during his wedding.  SOURCE: Instagram @michaeloher

A choreographed dance entertained people who attended the wedding by ballerinas, a musical band, and a cocktail hour. Being together for over 15 years, Michael and his wife Tiffany have also started a family of their own. According to NBC Washington, they are the proud parents of four children, two sons, Kobi and MJ, and two daughters, Kierstin and Naivi

Journey to the NFL and Career

Michael had many ups and downs in his early childhood. He started playing football while in High School. Oher was named Division II (2A) Lineman of the Year in 2003 and First Team Tennessee All-State. After graduating from High School, He received multiple offers and committed to playing for the University of Mississippi. 

MichaelMichael signed with the Ravens in 2009 SOURCE: Ravens

Michael earned numerous awards and accolades in football. He initially listed his name for the 2008 NFL draft but later withdrew it. Oher listed his name for the 2009 NFL draft, and the Ravens drafted him in the first round overall 23rd pick. Michael started as a right tackle but moved to a left tackle. In the 2013 season, Oher earned his first Super Bowl ring in the Super Bowl XLVII.

In March 2014, Michael moved to Tennessee Titans for a four-year contract worth $20 Million but was released in February 2015. He then signed with the Panthers, played with them for two seasons, and announced his retirement. He also played alongside Cam Newton.

Films and Books

In 2009,  A biography film was made based on the life events of Michael Oher. The movie was named 'The Blind Side.' Quinton Aaron played the role of Oher, Sandra Bullock as his mother, Leigh Anne Touhy, and Tim McGraw as his father. The movie received a 7.6 rating on IMDB.

MichaelMichael Oher promoting a book.  SOURCE: Instagram @michaeloher

The movie was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Actress for Bullock. Bullock eventually won an Oscar for her portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy. Michael was the prime subject in one of Michael Lewis's books, published in 2006. The film was made on the same storyline. In 2011, Michael published his biography  I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to The Blind Side and Beyond. 


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