Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Quotes from Baltimore Ravens' Michael Oher ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl between the Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.
QUOTES FROM BALTIMORE RAVENS MEDIA DAY
RIGHT TACKLE MICHAEL OHER
(on the family that took him in when he was young) "I've got them coming to the game. They're still my family."
(on his life being made into the film The Blindside) "I'm tired of the movie. I'm here to play football."
(on if he'd rather people concentrate on him as a player) "Football is what got me here and the movie, it wasn't me. I always knew how to play football growing up. It was different personalities, stuff like that. Playing football is what got me to this point."
(on if it's been an interesting week with all of the media) "Obviously there's a ton of media. It's good exposure."
(on his childhood) "It was a little different, but I've been through a lot in my life, some rough times. Being here in New Orleans for the Super Bowl is truly unbelievable."
(on advice of kids that hope to one day play in the Super Bowl) "Get your grades, academics first. Work hard enough and everything else will take care of itself."
(on if 10 years ago he thought he'd be playing on one of the biggest stages in sports) "Not at all. I knew that I was working for something and worked hard and am getting to play in the Super Bowl."
(on what he has to say to kids about hard work) "Hard work does pay off. If you're not working hard, you're not going to get too far. That's in everything that you do."
(on if Hugh Freeze having success at Ole Miss surprises him) "It does not surprise me at all. I always understood the kind of coach he was. He's a hard worker. He knows the game inside and out and I expect him to do big things."
(on Ole Miss and their success) "Ole Miss is unbelievable. The football program, the basketball program, 16th in the nation. Ole miss is going to be a lot of trouble for a lot of people in the next few years, I think.
(on the portrayal of him in the movie The Blindside as not being smart) "I only watched the movie one time. If they did that, it was definitely wrong."
(on Coach Hugh Freeze believing in him) "I'll always believe in Coach Freeze, he believed in me."