I think a lot of us are going to throw style to the wayside when referring to San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel. He’s just Deebo. I don’t care if I need to call him Samuel. He’s not Tyshun “Deebo” Samuel. Just Deebo.
Turns out he did in fact get the name from the character on Friday. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, Deebo was the neighborhood bully who caused all sorts of chaos through various thefts and eventually gets his towards the end of the flick.
Samuel has seen the movie and in his appearance on Matt Maiocco’s 49ers insider podcast they got right to how he got the name:
“It all came from when I was a little kid,” Samuel said via the 49ers Insider Podcast.