Editor's note: The above video is Colin Kaepernick describing the play in which he blocked for Carlos Hyde on a touchdown run Monday night
Carlos Hyde was on the 49ers' roster last year after being selected in the second round in 2014, but the Ohio State running back didn't have his coming-out party until Monday night against the Vikings.
Hyde broke out for 182 all-purpose yards and two scores, helping lead the 49ers to a surprising Week 1 victory under new head coach Jim Tomsula.
The performance caught the eyes of many, including 11-time NBA All-Star LeBron James.
“I heard from LeBron James. Me and LeBron have the same trainer, David Alexander, down in Miami,” Hyde told the team's official website. “After the game I FaceTime'd LeBron and my trainer. They were super hyped.”
“He was just saying, ‘That’s what I’m talking about. Good stuff man, keep it up,’” said Hyde.
LeBron, a four-time league MVP and Ohio native, is a known supporter of fellow athletes from his home state.
LeBron also tweeted when Ohio State playmaker Braxton Miller put a ridiculous spin move on a Virginia Tech defender en route to a long touchdown run.
I see you lil bro @BraxtonMiller5!!! Hit em with "The Silencer"— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 8, 2015
Hyde executed a nice spin move of his own in Monday night's victory, which may be an Ohio State thing.
Braxton Miller sure took notice.
button @elguapo— BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) September 15, 2015