New England Patriots rookie running back Sony Michel (26) scores Super Bowl 53’s lone touchdown Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in the fourth quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Super Bowl 53: UGA’s Sony Michel sets rookie postseason TD record

Sony Michel set a rookie record most postseason touchdowns during Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta.

Michel scored his sixth postseason touchdown with 8 minutes left in the fourth quarter of the NFL’s title game.

New England selected the  former Georgia running back with the 31st overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.

He had five previous postseason touchdowns in two games against the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs.

The last player to score at least five rushing touchdowns in a postseason was Terrell Davis — another former Georgia product — in 1997. Davis holds the all-time record with eight postseason touchdowns.

He is the second rookie over the last three decades to score a touchdown in the Super Bowl. The last was the Ravens’ Jamal Lewis in the 2001 Super Bowl.

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