One Georgia running back capped off his NFL postseason run with a strong performance and a Super Bowl title, while the other was contained and tasted a bitter defeat on football's biggest stage.
Former Bulldog running back Sony Michel rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown to help lead the New England Patriots to a 13-3 win in Super Bowl LIII Sunday night in Atlanta. His 2-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter was the game's only touchdown, and Michel set an NFL rookie record in scoring his sixth of the postseason.
Michel claimed a championship win in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the same building where he and the Bulldogs lost the College Football Playoff National Championship Game to Alabama on Jan. 8, 2018.
Michel is joined by former Bulldogs David Andrews and Isaiah Wynn as Super Bowl champions. Andrews started at center and helped anchor an offensive line that gave up just one sack all postseason. Wynn was on injured reserve after suffering a season-ending injury before the season.
Former Georgia star Todd Gurley, the Rams' starting running back, was held in check on Sunday. He carried just 10 times for 35 yards as the Los Angeles offense mustered just 260 total yards.
Ramik Wilson, a linebacker at Georgia from 2011-14, is a special teamer for the Rams but did not register any tackles in the Super Bowl.
Source: Collin Huguley | InsideNova