FOOTBALL: Ole Miss LT Puts NFL on Hold

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HOOVER, Ala. – Left tackle Michael Oher had three years of starting experience under his belt. He had enough accolades, earning first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors in 2007.
He even had the fame after a Michael Lewis book called “The Blind Side” captured his remarkable life story.
So when the Ole Miss lineman entered the 2008 NFL Draft last winter, it didn’t come as any surprise. But after Oher quickly changed directions a day later, it was clear there’s one thing the Memphis native didn’t have: Enough of college football.

nwaonline.com
8/9/08