In partnership with the NFL in the UK


San Francisco 49ers Carlos Hyde explains why he is El Guapo

Published Add your comment

Football News

There is only one 'El Guapo' running the rule in football these days, and Carlos Hyde wants you to know that it is him and him alone.

To paraphrase Eminem: "all you other El Guapo's are just imitating." 

The former Ohio State Buckeyes running back and the new San Francisco 49ers ball carrier Hyde has an unusual Twitter username, the Spanish phrase “El Guapo.” With a handle like that you bet there has to be a story behind the name and Hyde shared that store recently.

From the San Francisco Gate:

Hyde took on the twitter name of @elguapo after it appeared on a story about him while he was a Buckeye. “I got it from an article a guy wrote about me out of Columbus (Ohio),” Hyde said. “It went from there. I changed all my social media names to ‘El Guapo.’”

There are others who have since added “Guapo” to their Twitter handle; Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah is one of them, but Hyde is making it clear that he is the one and only, nobody he'd rather be.

“I am El Guapo,” he said. “The handsome one.”

A quick insight into one of the better nicknames in the world of the NFL.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

San Francisco 49ers

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again