Con­cus­sion blind sides Oher’s NFL ca­reer

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

OF­FEN­SIVE tackle Michael Oher, whose un­likely rise from child­hood poverty to the NFL was told in the movie The Blind Side, was re­leased yes­ter­day by the Carolina Pan­thers af­ter fail­ing his team phys­i­cal.

The 31- year- old blocker, a mem­ber of Bal­ti­more’s 2013 Su­per Bowl cham­pi­onship squad, has been in the NFL con­cus­sion pro­to­col since last Septem­ber.

Oher started the first three games last sea­son for Carolina be­fore suf­fer­ing a con­cus­sion that kept him out the re­main­der of the sea­son.

Oher’s eight- sea­son, 110game NFL ca­reer be­gan with Bal­ti­more in 2009. He left for Ten­nessee in 2014 but was dropped af­ter one sea­son and signed with the Pan­thers in 2015. He started every game for the Carolina squad that reached Su­per Bowl 50, los­ing to the Den­ver Bron­cos.

The Blind Side told the re­mark­able story of Oher’s rise from home­less­ness to be­com­ing a star foot­baller.

Michael Oher.

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