He was shot and killed, then thrown off an overpass on the west side of Memphis.Michael didn't learn of his father's death until three months after it happened, partially because it took time for his father to be identified.He was always out there, seeing him train so much set the standard for me. When he was on the field, he was all business, when he was off the field, he was a fun-loving guy.
When he gets into playing host and having people over, he’ll get on a roll.
He’s not shy but he chooses his words carefully.” Just as Tuohy and his family helped Oher get acclimated to a much different environment when they invited him into their home, Oher hopes to do the same for Tuohy in what Oher said he considers his adopted hometown. I’ll get to hang out with him a little bit and help him enjoy the area.” Tuohy can see how much his big brother loves Baltimore.
-The character in the movie who refers to himself as Tony Hamilton is based on Tony Henderson (aka Big Tony), who in real life runs an athletic program that mentors teens in his neighborhood.
Recognizing Michael's unstable home life, Tony took Michael in. "He was real quiet and especially stayed to himself." Like in In the movie, the Christian school that Michael attends is named Wingate and is the home of the Wingate Crusaders football team.
“Baltimore’s a great city, somewhere he’s going to enjoy,” Oher said. “I think that you can tell when someone comes home and they want to go back,” Tuohy said.
“When Mike is down in Memphis or Oxford [Mississippi, where he went to college] he has a good time, but he’s ready to go back to Baltimore in two weeks’ time or three weeks’ time.
“We’ve always been close, I always looked at him as a little brother, we always played games together, always been a sharp kid and he’s turned into a great guy,” Oher said during last month’s minicamp in Owings Mills.
Asked if Tuohy has grown from the precocious, know-it-all 8-year-old whose movie character interrogated the likes of big-time coaches Nick Saban and Lou Holtz when they came recruiting Oher — a characterization that Tuohy joked was “unfortunately accurate” — Oher smiles. I had him and some of his teammates over and we watched the [NBA playoff] game and the [Manny Pacquiao –Timothy Bradley] fight.
” Still, the elder Tuohy said that “SJ is one of the few people who can break Michael down, they can end up talking on the same level …