Patrick Willis, the San Francisco 49ers superstar linebacker, rose from from a life of poverty and into the ranks of great NFL players.
Michael Oher, starting offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, literally lived out the life depicted in the movie ‘The Blind Side’.
After spending years as teammates together at Ole Miss, these two young men will face off against one another in Super Bowl XLVII. ABC World News interviewed each of them, both at Super Bowl XLVII Media Day and in Willis’ home town.
ABC also spoke to their adoptive mothers, to get a glimpse into the reactions of these women’s friends, family and neighbors.