Former Alabama Star Joins Saban’s Staff
Ha-Ha Clinton Dix has signed a one-day contract Wednesday with the Green Bay Packers to officially retire from professional football.
Mike Spofford, a senior writer for Packers.com, announced on Thursday that Clinton-Dix has assumed the role of Director of Player Development for Alabama football.
Clinton-Dix was the highest ranked player on defense for Alabama's 2011 recruiting class, ranked No. 7 in the 247Sports Composite.
The safety served as a backup to consensus All-American Mark Barron on Alabama's 2011 National Championship team. Clinton-Dix replaced the departing Barron as the starting safety for the 2012 season.
In his sophomore season, Clinton-Dix recorded a team high five interceptions as the Tide repeated as national champions and was recognized as a consensus All-American in his final year with Alabama.
The Green Bay Packers selected Clinton-Dix in the first round with the No. 21 of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Clinton-Dix spent five years with the Packers, earning an invite to Pro Bowl and second team All-Pro honors in 2016. The former Tide safety struggled to find his feet after the Packers traded him to the then Washington Redskins in the middle of the 2018 season.
After one season in the nation's capital, Clinton-Dix joined the Chicago Bears in 2019, which ended up being his last year playing in the NFL. He signed two-one year contracts in 2020 and 2021, but was ultimately cut.
Clinton-Dix finalized his time on the NFL as part of the Raiders and Broncos practice squads before calling it quits.
He has often visited to Tuscaloosa since turning pro, returning in 2018 to get his Bachelor's degree in criminal science. He was often spotted attending games in Bryant-Denny this fall before his new role as director of player personnel was confirmed.