Sony Michel's year truly has come full circle

Ryan Hannable
January 25, 2019 - 2:05 pm

FOXBORO -- Not many NFL players can say they've done what Sony Michel will be able to accomplish come next Sunday.

Michel played in the National Championship last season when he was a senior at Georgia, and now he will play in the Super Bowl in his first year with the Patriots. Also, coincidentally both games will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

“This is two different experiences, two different levels and it’s a whole different environment,” Michel said Thursday. “But you kind of have to take the same approach about preparing, it is all about your preparation. It’s pretty cool to be in Georgia but it’s most important that we are in the Super Bowl. The only thing that matters to me is the football game and there’s nothing outside those lines that matter.”

The rookie running back has been a major part in the Patriots' success this postseason as in the two games he has totaled 242 yards on the ground and scored five touchdowns.

The Patriots are 8-0 this year when Michel rushes for more than 60 yards. Still, Michel is remaining humble.

“It’s part of the growing process and I understand that and you go through things, highs and lows just to get to where you want to go,” he said. “That’s life and part of the game of football and I respect it.”

While Michel's football year has truly come full circle, he's just hoping for a different result than in the last championship game he played in Georgia as his Bulldogs fell to Alabama, 26-23.

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