Oher Opts for NFL Draft

Mississippi left tackle Michael Oher will skip his senior season and enter the 2008 NFL draft.

The all-Southeastern Conference player made the announcement tonight through a statement issued by Ole Miss.

His father, Sean Tuohy, did not return a call seeking comment.

Oher started 34 straight games for the Rebels in three years, leading the way for two consecutive 1,000-yard seasons by tailback BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Memphis, Tenn., native was the subject of Michael Lewis' book, "The Blind Side."

The best-seller chronicled Oher's rise from homeless teenager to one of the most coveted prospects in the nation.


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