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Michael Oher is an NFL football player with the Baltimore Ravens. He was the subject of Michael Lewis's book, The Blind Side, and the 2009 film of the same name.
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In the 2009 NFL Draft, Michael Oher was selected 23rd overall by the Baltimore Ravens. He started all 16 games for the Ravens and helped the team reach the playoffs in his first season with the team.
During the 2012-13 season, Oher helped take the Ravens all the way to Super Bowl XLVII. Held in New Orleans, Louisiana,
the Super Bowl pitted the Baltimore Ravens against the San Francisco 49ers. Oher and his teammates emerged victorious in this battle for the championship in a tight game, scoring 34 points to the 49ers' 31 points. After his impressive win, Oher told ABC News that "I came so far—from nothing to a Super Bowl championship," Oher told ABC News. "I'm in shock right now."
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