August 27, 2015
The next chapter of Michael Oher's remarkable and improbable story will be set in Baltimore.
The Mississippi tackle, who went from homeless teen to All-American, was selected with the No. 23 pick in the NFL draft Saturday.
Oher's journey was chronicled in the best-seller "The Blind Side" by Michael Lewis. The book brought him fame even before he became a star at Ole Miss. At 6-foot-5 and 309 pounds, Oher's size and athleticism had scouts and recruiters pegging him as a potential first-draft pick almost as soon as he stepped on the field.
Turns out they were right. A multimillion dollar contract awaits Oher. The fact that he was the last player left in the green room at Radio City Music Hall didn't matter at all to Oher.
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