Sony Michel on Kimmel: Talking grills, Super Bowl party, his impact in Haiti

Rob Bradford
February 05, 2019 - 11:03 am

Sony Michel had quite a Super Bowl.

The Patriots rookie running back scored the game's only touchdown while finishing with 94 yards on 18 carries in his team's win over the Rams.

Monday night, it got him a seat on The Jimmy Kimmel Show.

Michel hit on a variety of topics during his six-minute visit with Kimmel:

- Michel showed off his new "Super Bowl grill" which he bought two nights before the big game. He demonstrated how it is taken out of his mouth and the carrier used to tote the mouthpiece around.

- The running back talked about the post-Super Bowl party, explaining that Snoop Dogg, Meek Mill and Ludacris all performed. "They had that thing rocking," he said. "I'm like, 'My parents are here.' ... My mom, she was the party pooper so she kind of got tired so my dad had to take her back to the hotel. My dad wanted to get lit. It didn't work out for both of them."

- Michel explained how Tom Brady had his own "VIP area" relegating the rookie to becoming a fan. "Everyone had their phones so I just pulled my phone out even though I just got off the field with him," he said.

- Michel went into detail how he managed to keep the football he scored the touchdown with. Asked if he could trust the equipment manager to hold onto it for him, the back joked, "Usually."

- As for his impact the Super Bowl appearance had on his native Haiti, Michel said, "Before I didn't expand my mind to think people out of the country in Haiti would be watching this game. Before the Super Bowl, I got an interesting video sent to me of some kids with my jersey and number on it telling me good luck. And that was kind of inspiring. I had to stop for a second and think, 'Man, this is something I'm doing that is bigger than myself.' I've got people supporting from all over the place. It was very encouraging."

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