July 4, 2022

Sony Michel Biography, Age, Stats, Injury, Jersey

Sony Michel Biography

Sony Michel is an American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia.

Sony Michel Age

Michel is 23 years old as for 2018 born on February 17, 1995 in Orlando, Florida.

Sony Michel Height

He stands at a height of 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m).

Sony Michel Weight

Michel Weighs 215 lb (98 kg).

Sony Michel Career

Michel attended American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida. He was the starting running back for the American Heritage Patriots, beginning in his eighth grade year there. As a senior, Michel rushed for 1,833 yards and 24 touchdowns. He rushed for 4,758 yards and 63 touchdowns over three years playing on varsity. Michel was rated by Rivals.com as a five-star recruit and was ranked as the third best running back and 13th best player overall. On April 26, 2013, Michel committed to the University of Georgia to play college football. Michel’s older brother Marken Michel is a receiver for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, and was the 2017 West Division Most Outstanding Rookie.

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As a sophomore in 2011, Michel also competed in track and field at American Heritage, he earned first-place finishes in both the 100-meter dash (10.99s) and 200-meter dash (21.91s) at the FHSAA 2A District Meet. Michel posted a personal-best time of seconds in the 100-meter dash at the 3rd Annual Miramar Invitational, where he placed first.

Sony Michel College career

In 2014, as a true freshman at Georgia, Michel played in eight games and made one start. Due to a fractured shoulder blade, he missed five games. He rushed for 410 yards on 64 carries with five rushing touchdowns. In 2015, Michel entered as a backup to Nick Chubb, but earned extensive playing time. Michel took over as the starter and ran for 145 yards after Chubb was injured in a game against the Tennessee Volunteers. He totaled 840 rushing yards in the 2016 season, and four rushing touchdowns to go along with 22 receptions for 149 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.

With true freshman, Jake Fromm starting at quarterback for the Bulldogs in 2017, the team relied heavily on its senior running backs, Chubb and Michel, to carry the load. Despite remaining second in the depth chart behind Chubb, and receiving only two-thirds as many carries as Chubb, Michel had a breakout year, finishing with 1,227 rushing yards (156 carries), only 118 yards fewer than Chubb’s 1,345 (223 carries). On October 7 during a blowout game against Vanderbilt, Michel rushed for 150 yards and a score on only 12 carries. Three weeks later, in an October 28 rout of Florida, Michel rushed for 137 yards on only 6 carries, scoring twice on runs of 74 yards and 45 yards.

Michel’s biggest game of the year was against Oklahoma which came on New Year’s Day in the Rose Bowl, Georgia’s first-ever College Football Playoff game. Michel carried the ball only 11 times, ran for 181 yards and three touchdowns, including a walk-off 27-yard scamper from the “Wild Dawg” formation (direct snap to Michel) to end the game in double overtime. He also added four receptions for 41 yards and a fourth touchdown. For his performance, Michel was named Rose Bowl Offensive MVP.

Michel and Chubb’s 326 combined rushing yards in the Rose Bowl put them at 8,259 career rushing yards, surpassing Eric Dickerson and Craig James’ FBS record of 8,192.

Sony Michel Injury

Michel suffered a knee injury in training camp which caused him to miss the entire preseason. Michel made his NFL debut in a Week 2 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Sony Michel Statistics

Year

Team

Games

Rushing

Receiving

Att

Yards

Avg

Long

TD

Rec

Yards

Avg

Long

TD

2014

Georgia

8

64

410

6.4

75

5

7

106

15.1

33

1

2015

Georgia

13

219

1,161

5.3

66

8

26

270

10.4

48

3

2016

Georgia

12

152

840

5.5

42

4

22

149

6.8

33

1

2017

Georgia

14

156

1,227

7.9

55

16

9

96

10.7

11

1

Career

47

590

3,613

6.1

75

33

64

621

9.7

48

6

Sony Michel Professional Career

Pre-draft measurables

Ht

Wt

Arm length

Hand size

40-yard dash

10-yd split

20-yd split

20-ss

3-cone

Vert jump

Broad

BP

5 ft 10 5⁄8 in
(1.79 m)

214 lb
(97 kg)

31 1⁄4 in
(0.79 m)

9 1⁄8 in
(0.23 m)

4.54 s

1.56 s

2.62 s

4.21 s

22 reps

All values from NFL Draft

New England Patriots selected Michel in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft with the 31st overall pick. He was the third running back to be selected that year. In addition, michel was the third of six Georgia Bulldogs to be selected that year. Michel & Isaiah Wynn were the first pair of college teammates selected by the same team in the first round since in the 2005 Auburn players Jason Campbell & Carlos Rogers were taken NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.

Sony Michel Patriots

2018 season

Michel suffered a knee injury in training camp which caused him to miss the entire preseason. Michel made his NFL debut in a Week 2 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Michel ran the ball 10 times for 34 yards and had a six-yard reception in the 31–20 loss. In a Week 4 victory over the Miami Dolphins, he had a breakout game with 26 carries for 112 yards and a touchdown. Michel became the first rookie to top 100 yards on the ground in a game for the Patriots since Brandon Bolden in 2012. Michel rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown in a Week 5 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. He also had 106 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in the 43–40 victory on Sunday Night Football in Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Michel became the first New England rookie to score on the ground twice in a game since Laurence Maroney in 2006. Michel ran for a career-high 133 yards and a score against the New York Jets on November 25, the most rushing yards by a Patriot rookie since Brandon Bolden ran for 137 yards in 2012. This game was his third time breaking the century mark, the last time a Patriots’ rookie accomplished this feat was in 1998 by Robert Edwards.

Sony Michel NFL Statistics

Regular season

Year

Team

Games

Rushing

Receiving

Fumbles

GP

GS

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

Rec

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

FUM

Lost

2018

NE

13

8

209

931

4.5

34T

6

7

50

7.1

13

0

1

1

Career

13

8

209

931

4.5

34T

6

7

50

7.1

13

0

1

1

Postseason

Year

Team

Games

Rushing

Receiving

Fumbles

GP

GS

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

Rec

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

FUM

Lost

2018

NE

1

0

24

129

5.4

40

3

1

9

9.0

9

0

0

0

Career

1

0

24

129

5.4

40

3

1

9

9.0

9

0

0

0

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