Michael Oher Bio, Net Worth, Family and More


Michael Oher, or to be precise, Michael Jerome Williams Jr., is a former American football player. He was an offensive tackle in the NFL (National Football League). And we must say that the guy had a talent for the sport! He started playing the sport when he was in college.

Oher received a scholarship from numerous famous college teams like Tennessee, LSU, Auburn, Alabama, South Carolina, etc. But he decided to play for his University, the University of Mississippi. While playing for the team, he was selected by NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association).

But Oher had to go through some trouble before he could acquire his scholarship. Firstly, his GPA (Grade Point Average) was too low for the scholarship, and secondly, he had some issues with his former coach. However, Oher was able to get past all of these tricky situations and was recruited by the NCAA.

Initially, in the NCAA, he was positioned as a guard. However, as time passed by, he became a left tackle. And in 2008, the declaration of Oher joining the NFL was announced.

By July 30, 2009, Oher was playing for the famous Baltimore Ravens with the 23rd pick in the 1st round. Originally, he was a right tackle in the Ravens, but after Jared Gaither’s accident, he was given his old position back.

Later in 2014, he was assigned to Tennessee Titans on 14 Marched. There he performed for 11 consecutive matches, but he had to hit the bench after a toe injury.

In the following year, Michael had joined the Carolina Panthers on March 6, 2015. He was later set free after a failed physical test on 20th July, 2017, which lead him to retire from American football.

Michael Oher Bio

Michael Oher

Michael Oher Family

Oher’s actual name is Michael Jerome Williams Junior. His family life was quite rough. He was one of the 12 children of Denise Oher and Michael Jerome Williams. Denise was a crack addict and an alcoholic, which made her a terrible mother.

And his father was also no better. The man was a thug and spent most of his time being stuck in prison. Later, Michael was murdered in prison.

So, you can see that little Jerome had no proper guidance before. He had to repeat grades 1 and 2. Plus, he had to change schools quite often as well (11 times to be specific). Later he was taken in by Leigh Anne, which started to change his life for the better.

Michael Oher Net Worth

It is believed that he has a net worth of 20 million dollars and has been earning from a few commercials as well.


In his professional career, Michael had acquired a great amount of wealth. His first contract in 2009 (July 30) was with the Baltimore Ravens, which was 13.8 million dollars. Later, he signed a contract with Tennessee Titans on 14th March, 2014 which was of 20 million dollars.

Nevertheless, his biggest contract was with the Carolina Panthers, which was 7 million. But this amount tripled when the contract was extended on June 17, 2016.

Personal Life

Well, his life might be an open book, but he keeps his lips tight when it comes to this. So there are no information regarding the topic.