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    Homeless kid to NFL prospect

    [size=13pt]Streets to star: Oher's stunning NFL journey[/size]

    by Mark Kriegel

    NEW YORK - Michael Oher has been here before. He was a tourist, about seven years old, as best he can recall.

    "My foster parents took me," he said.

    I ask how many foster homes he'd been in.

    "About three or four," he says. "Something like that."

    His arrival today, for a pre-draft briefing at the Times Square Westin, is more triumphant than anything that 7-year-old foster child could have imagined. Oher is wearing a Yankees cap, and I find myself wondering if it's a sign of allegiance, or merely a fashion statement.

    "They were always on TV," says Oher, explaining his rooting interest.

    In other words, when you're a kid living place to place, which is to say, no place at all, the team on national television affords you some consistency, maybe even something to believe in.

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    Re: Homeless kid to NFL prospect

    go get them kid =)

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    Re: Homeless kid to NFL prospect

    Thats a really great story, I want to get this guy now!!
    lol

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