Connect with us

Sportswire

Ex-Packers Pro Bowler gets job with Alabama

A former Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl safety is headed back to Alabama, where he’ll assume the role of director of player development.

The post Ex-Packers Pro Bowler gets job with Alabama appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Nick Saban in red

Alabama coach Nick Saban looks on. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who was selected 21st overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, officially retired as a member of the Green Bay Packers on Friday. But his football journey is far from over.

Although Clinton-Dix bid farewell to his playing days, a new chapter in his book will soon be written.

Clinton-Dix is headed back to Alabama, his alma mater, where he will assume the role of director of player development under Nick Saban, his former head coach.

“So that’s where my life is headed is into coaching and helping these kids … making the right choices as they get ready for their career heading to the NFL, and other avenues they want to endure after football is over with,” Clinton-Dix told reporters.

Although Clinton-Dix is excited to take the next step at Alabama, he admits he misses playing football and wasn’t completely ready to retire.

“It was part of this opportunity I had to work back here at Alabama, but also just kind of reading the writing on the wall,” he said of retirement. “Sometimes things don’t happen that you want to happen, and you don’t get to dictate your future as far as playing ball.

“It was hard. It definitely wasn’t easy. I still wanted to work out, still wanted to play ball. But there comes a time in your life where you have to make those decisions, and hopefully it’s the right one and you don’t look back and think wow, I wish I coulda or wish I woulda. That’s kind of where I am in life. I’m grateful.”

Clinton-Dix spent eight seasons in the NFL. In addition to his time with the Packers, he also played for the Commanders, Bears, Cowboys, 49ers, Raiders, and Broncos. He earned Pro Bowl and Second-Team All-Pro honors in 2016.

Back at Alabama, Clinton-Dix was a two-time BCS National Champion and Consensus All-American in 2013.

The post Ex-Packers Pro Bowler gets job with Alabama appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent

MLB3 years ago

The Greatest Sports Call in Broadcasting History

Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series home run was a baseball play that occurred in Game 1 of the 1988 World...

NFL3 years ago

Rob Gronkowski “Just Joking” About Having Bucs’ Playbook

Rob Gronkowski posted a note on social media Wednesday to make clear that he was just joking when talking about...

MLB3 years ago

MLB Proposes 3-Division 2020 Play Based on Geography

MLB is one of the games genuinely faithful to its legacy, however even they are thinking about radical changes because...

NHL3 years ago

NHL Eyes December to Start 2020-21 Season

The 2019-20 NHL season has been suspended for about a month and a half now as the world fights the...

NHL3 years ago

5 Greatest Hockey Players of All-Time

This list hasn’t changed in 20 years. I can’t envision the rundown changing at any point in the near future....

NFL3 years ago

NFL Draft Made These 3 Teams Playoff Contenders

The 2020 NFL Draft spoke to an open door for NFL groups to drastically improve their lists with the expectations...

NCAAF3 years ago

Trevor Lawrence Heavy Favorite to be #1 Pick 2021 Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books and the football world is as of now amped up for the...

MLB3 years ago

Fan Made Epic Fenway Park Map in Fortnite

The COVID-19 pandemic has forestalled avid supporters from getting a charge out of baseball for about two months. While baseball...

NBA3 years ago

Vegas: Dennis Rodman Potential Successor to Kim Jong-Un

There’s a great deal of disarray encompassing the soundness of Kim Jong-un, the 36-year-old Supreme Leader of Democratic People’s Republic...

NBA3 years ago

Blake Griffin Calls Out TMZ Coverage

Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin was as of late an objective of TMZ, which posted a strange article about him...