Athens, Ga.–Their backgrounds are very different.

Sony Michel grew up in Plantation, Fla., less than 20 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale., Fla. He’s a city kid who produces his own rap music.

Nick Chubb is from rural Cedartown, Ga., and is majoring in Agricultural and Applied Economics. He comes from a family of farmers.

Michel is decidedly outgoing. Chubb is a bit shy but his words carry weight with his teammates.

They have been roommates for two years and have a very important thing in common: Both could have turned pro after the 2016 season and would be earning a very nice living in the NFL right now. Instead they both returned for their senior seasons at Georgia with the hope of making a run at an SEC championship while becoming two of the best tailbacks to ever play at a place that considers running backs to be royalty.  The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.