Sony Michel

Sony Michel


Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 61%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 5.4%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 1.4
Durability: question mark 2

Medium Risk


Sony Michel Player Overview

Sony Michel turned 25 years old in February. He was born in Orlando, Florida, after his parents immigrated from Haiti. Michel went to American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida, and started for their football team in the eighth grade. In his senior year he rushed for 1,833 yards and 24 touchdowns. Over the three years, Michel accumulated 4,758 yards and 63 touchdowns.

In addition to football, he was also a star in running track. His brother Marken is a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. Michel was considered a five-star recruit coming out of high school, ranked as the 3rd best running back in the country, and he committed to the University of Georgia.

As a true freshman, he played in eight games but managed to miss several secondary to fracturing his shoulder blade. He earned more playing time in his sophomore season after Nick Chubb was injured. In his junior year, he rushed 152 times for 840 yards, 5.5 yards per carry, and 4 touchdowns. He also caught 22 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown.

In his senior season, the Bulldogs turned to true freshman Jake Fromm at quarterback and relied heavily on both Chubb and Michel. Over 14 games, Michel rushed 156 times for 1,227 yards and an impressive 7.9 yards per carry and 16 touchdowns.

He also caught nine passes for 96 yards and another touchdown. Michel was named the Rose Bowl offensive MVP after defeating Oklahoma in Georgia’s first-ever College Football Playoff game. On only 11 carries, Michael ran for 181 yards and 3 touchdowns. Interestingly while at Georgia Chubb and Michel combined for 8,259 combined career rushing yards, surpassing Eric Dickerson and Craig James’ FBS record.

Measuring 5’ 10 ?” and weighing 214 pounds, running a 4.5 40-yard dash. The New England Patriots chose Michel at the end of the first round as the third running back selected off the board. In his rookie season, Michel suffered a knee…

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Sony Michel Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 30, 2020 NFL Leg Quad Strain Michel was sidelined for 6 games due to a quadriceps injury
May 15, 2020 NFL Pedal Foot Michel underwent foot surgery to alleviate discomfort in his foot
Oct 21, 2018 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Michel missed 2 games with a left knee injury.
Aug 4, 2018 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Michel had a procedure in early August to have fluid drained from his knee. He returned on August 27 but missed the season opener.
Dec 2, 2017 Non-NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Michel injured his left knee in the SEC championship but was able to play in the National Semifinal a month later.
Sep 9, 2017 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Michel missed 1 game with an ankle injury.
Jul 4, 2016 Non-NFL Arm Forearm Fracture Michel fractured his left forearm in an ATV accident.
Nov 8, 2014 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Michel missed 1 game with an ankle injury.
Sep 27, 2014 Non-NFL Shoulder Scapula Fracture Michel missed 4 games with a broken shoulder blade.
Aug 30, 2011 Non-NFL Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Michel suffered a torn ACL as a high school sophomore in 2011.