The Bulldogs went 12-1 this year, and Michel and Chubb both had huge seasons.
Below is everything you need to know about Michel:
1. Sony Michel has talents beyond the football field
While Michel has dazzled fans with his football abilities, he’s also shown his talents behind the microphone. Michel has produced a number of songs, including one with Rich Homie Quan. Michel’s songs often are heard at Georgia football games.
2. Sony Michel is every bit as good as Nick Chubb
While Michel might not get the same level of attention or hype as his counterpart, Michel has shown he’s just as dangerous. When Chubb sustained an injury in 2015, Michel took over and rushed for 1,161 yards and 8 touchdowns. Last season, while splitting time with Chubb, Michel still racked up 840 rushing yards.
3. Sony Michel is a pass-catching weapon
While Chubb is more of a bruiser, Michel has been a consistent force in the passing game. In his prior two seasons, Michel has hauled in 48 receptions for 419 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns. Oklahoma will have to keep an eye on him coming out of the backfield to catch passes.
4. Nick Chubb and Sony Michel have had huge seasons
Chubb and Michel have each had special seasons, even after struggling against Auburn in the first matchup during the regular season in November. Michel did leave the SEC Championship Game with an injury, but he should be good to go for the big playoff game against the Sooners. On the season, Chubb and Michel have combined for 2,143 yards and 26 rushing touchdowns.
5. Sony Michel chose to return to Georgia for his senior year over leaving for the NFL
Last season, Michel, along with Chubb, had the choice of heading to the NFL. Given the short shelf life of NFL running backs, some thought he would leave. But Michel made the choice to come back to Georgia for his senior year, thrilling Georgia fans everywhere.
Georgia kicks off against Oklahoma at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Sony Michel 2017 stats
131 carries, 948 rushing yards, 13 touchdowns