WATCH: Georgia running back Sony Michel cuts up on Jimmy Kimmel Show after Super Bowl win
ATHENS — Sony Michel’s star continues to rise.
Coming off a Super Bowl performance in which he was the game’s leading rusher and scored the New England Patriots’ only touchdown in a 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams, the former Georgia running back was invited to represent his team on The Jimmy Kimmel Show in Hollywood on Monday night.
Michel did a good job, showing off his new “grill” for Kimmel and a national television audience, talking about his native country of Haiti and admitting to taking pictures of Tom Brady and his entourage at the after-party in Atlanta. Michel brought the Lombardi Super Bowl trophy with him.
Michel rushed for 94 yards on 18 carries and scored the game-winning touchdown on a 2-yard run with seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
Kimmel asked Michel if he had a chance to talk to his former Georgia teammate Todd Gurley, who stars for the Rams.
“No,” Michel said quickly. “Somebody told me he was the first guy off the field.”
Michel set an NFL playoff record with six rushing touchdowns in the playoffs. A first-round draft pick for the Patriots, Michel started eight games this season finished with 931 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie.
At Georgia, Michel split time with Gurley and Nick Chubb. He finished with 3,613 yards and 33 touchdowns and also had 621 yards receiving and six more scores.