Born: June 3, 1907
- Died October 23, 1989
Recruited: Monbulk FC
Played: 1925 - 1935
Debut Order: 32
First game: Round 12, 1925
Last game: Round 14, 1935
Games: 129
Goals: 269
Guernsey: 32 (1925 - 1926), 20 (1927 - 1935)
Leading Goal Kicker: 1926 (27), 1927 (41), 1928 (62), 1929 (52), 1930 (52)
Supporters Trophy: 1930
Life Member: 1935
Match Committee: 1938 - 1943
President Past Players: 1968 – 19 69
Life Member Past Players & Officials Association
Hall of Fame Inductee: 2010

VFL / AFL Honours
State Representative 6

Hyde gave over 50 years’ service to Hawthorn. He led the goal-kicking for five consecutive years with 62 goals in 1928, a record tally until Jack Green kicked 80 goals in 1934. As a forward, he was renowned for his fast leads, high marking and soaring torpedo punts that delighted the crowd. 
He was moved to full-back in 1931 and starred in that position. The only player picked to represent Victoria both at full-forward in 1928 and full-back in 1933, a testament to his versatility and value to a team as a player.
When Hyde retired from playing, he served on many committees - the Club, the Match and Finance Committees and was a Talent Spotter from the late 1930s through to the 1970s. He took a leading role in forming the Past Players Association and was made a Life Member of the PP&OA for his continued activity in raising funds for the health and welfare of retired players. 
He was also held in very high regard by the general football community with his active role in the media, first as a newspaper columnist followed by radio and the early days of television, calling both football and as a popular member of a number of football panel shows.  In these roles he was the voice for Hawthorn, always pushing the Club’s cause.