Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

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Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
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Clinton-Dix in 2014
No. 21 Green Bay Packers
Position: Free safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-12-21) December 21, 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth: Orlando, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Orlando (FL) Dr. Phillips
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016
Total tackles: 272
Sacks: 4.5
Pass deflections: 16
Interceptions: 8
Forced fumbles: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

Ha'Sean Treshon "Ha Ha" Clinton-Dix (born December 21, 1992) is an American football free safety for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama. Clinton-Dix was drafted by the Packers in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

A native of Eatonville, Florida, Clinton-Dix was nicknamed "Ha Ha" as an infant by his grandmother in response to "Ha'Sean" often being mispronounced /hɒˈʃɑːn/ (like "Shaun") instead of the intended /hɒˈsn/ (like "seen").[1] He prefers to go by "Ha Ha" and has stated that both he and his coaches love the moniker.[1][2]

Clinton-Dix spent his freshman and sophomore years at Edgewater High School, where he played running back and was a teammate of Mike Brewster. Before his junior year, Clinton-Dix transferred to Dr. Phillips High School, where he played alongside Dee Hart. In addition to football, he lettered in basketball and track, participating in the 4 × 100 m and 4 × 400 m relay at Edgewater. In football, he was an All-American defensive back and kick returner at Dr. Phillips. Named a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Clinton-Dix was ranked the No. 1 safety in his class and sixth-rated player overall.[3] During his senior football season, Clinton-Dix, teamed with All-American running back Hart, led Dr. Phillips to a 14–1 season. The Panthers lost to future NFL running back, Devonta Freeman, and Miami Central in the Florida 6A State Championship Game, ending the season ranked #21 nationally by Rivals.com.[4]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Safety
Orlando, Florida Dr. Phillips High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.50 Apr 17, 2010 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 1 (S)   Rivals: 1 (S)  247Sports: 2 (S)  ESPN: 2 (S)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College career[edit]

Clinton-Dix was one of seven true freshmen that had playing time in 2011 for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team. Alabama won the 2011 national championship as it shut out LSU 21–0. In 2012, he led the team with five interceptions, and made seven tackles against Notre Dame in the 2012 championship game, one tackle less than C. J. Mosley. Alabama again won the BCS National Championship by blowing out Notre Dame 42–14.

On October 3, 2013, Alabama announced that Clinton-Dix had been suspended indefinitely for unspecified team rules violations.[5] He was reinstated after a two-game suspension.[6] He was a consensus selection for the 2013 All-America Team.[7]

On December 2, 2013, Clinton-Dix underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.[8] He finished his junior year with 51 tackles and 2 interceptions. As a junior in 2013, Clinton-Dix was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection.[9] He was named among the top 5 safeties by NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.[10]

After the season, he decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[11]

Statistics[edit]

Year School GP–GS Tackles Sacks Pass defense Fumbles Blocked
Solo Ast Total Loss–yards No.–yards Int–yards BU PD QBH Rcv–yards FF Kick
2011 Alabama 13–0 5 6 11 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 2 2 0 0–0 0 0
2012 Alabama 14–10 23 14 37 0.5–1 0.0–0 5–91 4 9 0 0–0 0 0
2013 Alabama 11–9 30 21 51 3.5–7 0.0–0 2–24 4 4 0 0–0 0 0

Professional career[edit]

External video
Clinton-Dix's NFL Combine workout
Clinton-Dix gets drafted by Green Bay
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 208 lb 32 38 in 9 in 4.58 s 1.60 s 2.68 s 4.16 s 7.16 s 33 in 9 ft 11 in 11 reps
All values are from NFL Combine[12][13]

Prior to the 2014 NFL Draft, he was rated as one of the top safeties by NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock.[14]

Clinton-Dix was selected by the Green Bay Packers as the 21st pick of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.[15] On May 29, 2014, he signed a four-year contract roughly worth $8.339 million with a $4.384 million signing bonus.[16][17]

2014 season[edit]

He recorded his first sack against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1 on quarterback Russell Wilson.[18] In Week 3 against the Detroit Lions, Clinton-Dix got his first NFL career interception.[19] Clinton-Dix finished his rookie season second on the team in total tackles with 94. In the NFC championship against the Seattle Seahawks, Clinton-Dix intercepted Wilson twice, but the Packers would lose 22–28.[20]

2015 season[edit]

In 2015, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix led the team in tackles with 100. In Week 6 against the Chargers, he recorded his first forced fumble off Chargers running back Melvin Gordon. In Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers, Clinton-Dix got in a sideline fight involving Julius Peppers and B. J. Raji as the Packers lost 29–37.[21] On November 15, 2015, Clinton-Dix made a diving interception of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and led the team with 11 tackles but the Packers lost 16–18, which marked their first loss to the Lions at home since 1991.[22] In the Cardinals playoff game, he intercepted Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer but the Packers lost in overtime 20–26.[23]

2016 season[edit]

Clinton-Dix earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 15 having five tackles and two interceptions on Matt Barkley in a 30–27 win over the Bears.[24] He was named to his first Pro Bowl as an original selection behind Harrison Smith.[25][26] He was also named to the Second-Team NFL AP All-Pro team for the first time in his career.[27]

2017 season[edit]

On May 1, 2017, the Packers picked up the fifth-year option on Clinton-Dix's contract.[28]

NFL career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team G GS Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Comb Solo Ast Sack Safety PD Int Yds Lng TDs FF FR Yds TD
2014 GB 16 10 92 65 27 1.0 0 6 1 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
2015 GB 16 16 100 83 17 3.0 0 3 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
2016 GB 16 16 80 62 18 .5 0 7 5 75 27 0 1 0 0 0
Total 48 42 272 210 62 4.5 0 16 8 86 27 0 2 1 0 0
Source: NFL.com

Postseason[edit]

Year Team G GS Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Comb Solo Ast Sack Safety PD Int Yds Lng TDs FF FR Yds TD
2014 GB 2 2 11 8 3 0.0 0 3 2 53 27 0 0 0 0 0
2015 GB 2 2 8 5 3 0.0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 GB 3 3 11 11 0 0.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 7 7 30 24 6 0.0 0 11 3 53 27 0 0 0 0 0
Source: pro-football-reference.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ": The origination of "Ha Ha"". NFL Fan Pass. NFL. May 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Get to know Tide safety HaHa Clinton-Dix, starting with that nickname". AL.com. 2012-08-17. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  3. ^ "Yahoo Sports: Rivals.com Ranking – Rivals.com safeties 2011". Rivals.Yahoo.com. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ "No. 10 Miami Central rallies past No. 11 Dr. Phillips for Florida 6A state championship - USATODAY.com". USAToday30.usatoday.com. December 19, 2010. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Ha Ha Clinton-Dix of Alabama Crimson Tide suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules – ESPN". Espn.go.com. October 3, 2013. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix reinstated | CollegeFootballTalk". CollegeFootballTalk.NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  7. ^ "HaHa Clinton-Dix, consensus All-American, adds FWAA first-team honor". AL.com. December 18, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ Evans, Charles (December 3, 2013). "HaHa Clinton-Dix Undergoes Surgery". Bamahammer.com. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  9. ^ "2013 All-SEC Football Team Announced". SEC Digital Network. December 10, 2013. Archived from the original on December 13, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Alabama junior HaHa Clinton-Dix among safeties leading new era". NFL.com. November 14, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  11. ^ "'Three-and-done': Alabama's HaHa Clinton-Dix heads to NFL Draft as top-ranked safety". Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  12. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix". NFL.com. Retrieved August 5, 2016. 
  13. ^ "*Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – Alabama, FS : 2014 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved August 5, 2016. 
  14. ^ Mayock, Mike (February 25, 2014). "Mike Mayock's position rankings for 2014 NFL Draft". NFL.com. Retrieved August 5, 2016. 
  15. ^ Wilson, Ryan. "2014 NFL Draft: Packers earn A for picking Ha Ha Clinton-Dix at No. 21". CBS Sports. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  16. ^ Patra, Kevin (May 29, 2014). "Ha Ha Clinton-Dix signs deal with Green Bay Packers". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  17. ^ "Clinton-Dix wears 21 which was worn by Charles Woodson". BleacherReport: Bob Fox. 2014. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Ha Ha Clinton-Dix sacks Russell Wilson". Packers.com. September 5, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Clinton-Dix kept football after first career interception". Packersnews.com. September 22, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Ha Ha Clinton-Dix's two picks nearly put Packers in Super Bowl". NFL.com. January 1, 2015. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Julius Peppers, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, B.J. Raji of Green Bay Packers involved in sideline altercation". ESPN.Go.com. November 9, 2015. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Milwaukee and Wisconsin breaking news and investigations". M.jsonline.com. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  23. ^ Archibald, Dave (January 21, 2016). "Ha Ha: Palmer Picked By Clinton-Dix". Inside The Pylon. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  24. ^ Lewis, Edward (December 21, 2016). "Devonta Freeman, Moore among NFL Players of Week". NFL.com. 
  25. ^ "NFL announces 2017 Pro Bowl rosters". NFL.com. December 20, 2016. 
  26. ^ "Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, David Bakhtiari make their Pro Bowl debuts". Packers.com. January 30, 2017. 
  27. ^ "Clinton-Dix, Bakhtiari named to AP All-Pro team". Retrieved 2017-06-09. 
  28. ^ Alper, Josh (May 1, 2017). "Packers exercise HaHa Clinton-Dix’s 2018 option". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com. 

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