Georgia football: Reflecting on 3 of the best Nick Chubb and Sony Michel games

Sony Michel and Nick Chubb (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Sony Michel and Nick Chubb (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /
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Sony Michel and Nick Chubb (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

Nick Chubb and Sony Michel were two of the greatest running backs in Georgia football history, and we were blessed to see them play at the same time.

Even though it is not a recognized holiday, many Georgia football fans celebrated January 27, or simply 1-27, as Nick Chubb and Sony Michel Day. The date coincides with both of the respective numbers they wore at Georgia.

Honestly, it’s not hard to see why people want this day to be a celebration.

Let’s reflect on some of the best Georgia football games that feature Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.

Fans all over social media discussed their favorite Chubb and Michel moments, and we wanted to get in on the fun.

From 2014-2017, Chubb and Michel combined for 8,382 rushing yards which are the most combined yards by teammates in FBS history, five 1,000 yard rushing seasons, and 87 total touchdowns.

Chubb ranks No.2, and Michel ranks No. 3 on the all-time Georgia career rushing yards list behind Herschel Walker. They were also crucial in helping the Dawgs become the dominant force they are today.

Rather than declaring for the NFL Draft at the end of the 2016 season, where they both would have been high draft picks, the two legends decided to stay for their senior season to help second-year head coach Kirby Smart create a magical 2017 season.

Words cannot express how much these two men have meant to the Georgia football program and its future.

Following their departure to the NFL, Georgia has become one of the nation’s premier college football programs, and Nick Chubb and Sony Michel were a big reason for this.

Today, both men are enjoying successful careers in the NFL. Chubb, a member of the Cleveland Browns, has been named to three Pro Bowls and finished second in the league in rushing yards this season.

Michel scored the only touchdown in Super Bowl LIII in 2019, helping the New England Patriots win their sixth Super Bowl title in franchise history.

Now, he is looking to win a second Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams, as he has been an underrated asset since being traded to the Rams in 2021.

These two are forever embedded as Damn Good Dawgs among the Bulldog faithful, and we wanted to reflect on some of their best moments.

In honor of this unofficial holiday, let’s look back at three of the dynamic duo’s best games together during their time in the Red and Black.