Whether you like football or not, odds are you’ve seen The Blindside, the 2009 hit film about a poverty stricken foster child who took up football and with the help of his adopted parents, worked up to one of the most touted NFL prospects in college football, eventually becoming a first-round pick.
Yes it’s a true story and now with an even happier ending! Michael Oher, the 29-year-old tackle for the Carolina Panthers will be playing at Super Bowl 50.
Oher played for the Baltimore Ravens from 2009 to 2013 and the Titans for one year, and now the Panthers. This will actually be Oher’s second Super Bowl, previously reaching and winning one with Baltimore. I smell a sequel!
Oher’s mother, Leigh Anne Touhy, played by Sandra Bullock in the movie, posted this photo to her Facebook page after the game, posing with her husband and son after the Panthers beat the Cardinals in the NFC Championship: