NFL Draft Day: Who Is HaHa Clinton-Dix?
On the opening day of the 2014 NFL Draft on Thursday, HaHa Clinton-Dix, the 21st overall pick, immediately became a household name.
Packers Draft Haha Clinton-Dix
Clinton-Dix, who played safety for the Alabama Crimson Tide during his collegiate career, was snagged by the Green Bay Packers, who had the 21st pick in the draft. The top defensive player, though boasting a lot of on-field accomplishments for the tide, is also known for his unique name.
After Clinton-Dix got the phone call and was offered a spot on the Packers, he made his way to the podium at Radio City Music Hall. Clad in a suit with a burgundy jacket and black lapels, the athlete met Roger Goodell, put on a Packers hat and posed with a jersey.
Not long after the 21-year-old took to the podium, the Internet jumped on a Simpson’s meme to have a laugh about the safety’s first name, which, incidentally, was a nickname given to him by his grandmother. Clinton-Dix's given name is Ha’Sean, reported USA Today Sports.
— The MMQB (@theMMQB) May 9, 2014
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— Scott Hanson (@ScottHanson) May 9, 2014
Though Packers fans may chide the safety for his name, they’re likely overjoyed to have Clinton-Dix join the squad. The Green Bay team has suffered with its secondary coverage as of late and was in need of a solid free safety to fill the hole left by Nick Collins and to complement strong safety Morgan Burnett.
"I don't feel pressured at all," Clinton-Dix told Al.com about likely stepping right in to a starting spot. "I'm a very humble person. I'm going to get what I deserve and what I earn, so I'm going to put in the time it takes to earn that position."