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Michael Oher is a colored man that is 6'4, 315 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Michael is a motivated, shy, caring, and a protective character.
"And so I became a runner. Runners are kids who leave foster care and head anywhere else- sometimes it's back home, sometimes it's to a friend's house, and sometimes it's just to the streets." (51)
Michael does not like the way he is living, he just wants to be a normal kid with a normal family.
Michael finally found the right family that will take care of him and treat him like he is part of the family.
"The Tuohys treated me like a member of the family, a real family and not just as another mouth to feed or the reason for a monthly support check." (141)
"When I finally decided to become an Ole Miss Rebel, it was like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders." (168)
Michael finally made it through high school and he was ready for college. He signed with Ole Miss and he couldn't wait to play football for them.
"When my name was called on Draft Day, I couldn't imagine that life could get any better especially since I was surrounded by some people who meant the most in the world to me." (105)
Michael is all dressed up for the NFL Draft, in shock he walks up the steps to shake Mike Sexton's hand, as that was happening, he was holding a Ravens jersey.
"Children who have been taken to live in the foster system are twice as likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder than are American military members returning from war zones."
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