Due to Michael's academic deficiencies and emotional struggles, he performs at a very low academic level. Michael's teachers observe his struggles.
Along with academic tutoring, Michael becomes a quarterback within the High Briarcrest Christian School football team. As a result of his involvement in the football team, he crossed paths with a Tuohy family. Prior to the arrival of Michael Oher, the Tuohy family consisted of Sean Tuohy-Dad, Leigh Anne-mother, Sean Jr.-son, and Collins-daughter. They incorporate an Evangelical faith into their everyday lives.
When Leigh Anne observed Michael walking towards the football field at night, her intention told her Michael was in trouble.