In 2009, The Blind Side hit theaters. The film stars Quinton Aaron as Michael “Big Mike” Oher, an at-risk but promising student who has the potential to become an unmatchable football star. At his side was his mentor and legal guardian Leigh Anne Tuohy, played by Hollywood superstar Sandra Bullock. The film went on to be both a critical and commercial success, and even scored an Academy Award nominated for Best Film. But what exactly is the story behind this timeless sports film? To learn about what really went on behind the scenes, read on.