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Sony Michel is Happy to Share the Ball

Nick Chubb (27) & Sony Michel (1) (Photo by Rob Saye)
Nick Chubb (27) & Sony Michel (1)
(Photo by Rob Saye)


The Bulldogs have a full backfield but rather than that being an issue, it really has become something the Georgia running backs enjoy according to Sony Michel.


The Bulldogs boast the best rushing attack in the SEC as they lead in most yards, averaging 279.3 yards per game on the ground. However, the Bulldogs do not have one stand out rusher that has earned the grand majority of these yards, rather it has been a group effort and the running backs seem to be fine with that.

“Sharing the load, being able to have other guys in there to challenge you, and push you, is the ultimate goal. And winning games,” said Michel. It’s fun when you’re winning games and not worried about rushing for such-and-such amount of yards and such-and-such touchdowns, the ultimate goal is to win games. That’s what all the guys and myself included, are here for.”

The running backs team-first mentality has definitely given his group the ability to share the workload without creating problems. This group goes five-deep beginning with Seniors Nick Chubb and Sony Michel and quickly followed by freshman D’Andre Swift and sophomores Elijah Holyfield and Brian Herrien. The depth this group has definitely has played a major role in their success.


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Michael Pope is a Journalism student in the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia, with an emphasis in sports. He enjoys covering all sports, especially basketball, football, and baseball.