Two of Georgia’s all-time greatest running backs set to meet up again in Super Bowl


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Todd Gurley was swarmed by members of the media at Super Bowl Opening Night including Atlanta legend Deion Sanders.

Todd Gurley and Sony Michel both enjoyed illustrious careers at the University of Georgia and now the pair of former teammates will square off in the biggest games of their respective careers in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

For Georgia fans, the postseason success that Michel is enjoying is nothing new. He helped lead the Bulldogs in 2018 to a win in the Rose Bowl and an appearance in the National Championship. His decision to attend to UGA was partly influenced by Gurley as he wanted to test himself against the best running backs in the country, Michel said.

“I watched him,” Michel said. “I looked up to him to see his work ethic and how he worked and played football.”

Gurley said in a separate press conference leading up to the game that Michel was like his little brother when the pair played at Georgia.

“You know I taught him everything. Everything he doing I taught him that,” Gurley said. “Obviously he had a little talent.”

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Photo contribution by Center for Collaborative Journalism student Hayes Rule.