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Former Alabama DB Ha Ha Clinton-Dix joins Crimson Tide’s coaching staff

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Former Alabama defensive back HaHa Clinton-Dix is on his way back to where it all began.

Clinton-Dix, who signed a one-day contract with the Green Bay Packers to make his retirement from the NFL official, announced that he would join the Crimson Tide’s coaching staff. More specifically, Clinton-Dix will be a director of player development under Nick Saban.

“I had an opportunity back in October to go down to Tuscaloosa and spend time with the 2012 championship team,” Clinton-Dix said to members of the Green Bay media. “We had a big weekend for that, and I got to spend time with some of my academic advisors. And they were asking me what direction I was going in, and I told them I was looking to flip the page from football and focus on being a servant and, of course, doing what I love and that’s helping others.

“She sat down with me and she damn near opened the floor for me and told me I had an opportunity to come back and work with Nick Saban in a director of player development role in Tuscaloosa. So right now, we’re in New Orleans. We came down the 26th. We have a game on Saturday against Kansas State. We’ve been down here enjoying New Orleans and getting ready for a game on Saturday.

“That’s where my life is headed is into coaching and helping these kids create great decision-making and making the right choices as they get ready to further their career and head to the NFL and other avenues that they wanna endure after football is over with.”

Clinton-Dix is a two-time national champion at Alabama as he played under Saban from 2011-13. His on-field success with the Crimson Tide led to him becoming a first-round draft pick by the Packers in the 2014 NFL Draft. He would later be traded to Washington in 2018 and then to Chicago in 2019 before announcing his retirement in 2022.

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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