Clinton-Dix finished fourth on the team in tackles in just 11 games in 2014. He totaled 52 stoops with two interceptions and six pass breakups.
Has played in all 13 games and started nine ... tied for sixth in the SEC with 0.31 interceptions per game (four interceptions) ... has totaled 30 tackles, (19 solo), adding a forced fumble and three pass breakups ... 91 interception return yards. Michigan: Started in the season opener against No. 8 Michigan ... registered three tackles, including a solo stop. Western Kentucky: Came off the bench to make four tackles (three solo). Arkansas: Intercepted a pass and returned it 46 yards while also forcing a fumble and totaling two tackles in his start during shutout win at Arkansas. Florida Atlantic: Assisted on two tackles in his third start of the season. Mississippi: Made two solo tackles and broke up a pass in win against the Rebels. Missouri: Recorded one solo tackle and made his second interception of the season, with a return of 10 yards. Tennessee: Totaled a career-high five tackles in 44-13 win over the Volunteers ... had three solo stops as Tide limited Vols to 282 yards, more than 200 yards below the team average entering the game. Mississippi State: Had one pass breakup in 38-7 victory. LSU: Registered one solo tackle off the bench. Texas A&M: Recorded four tackles with two solo stops, while making his seventh start of the season. Western Carolina: Started in the dime package (six DBs) and made one solo stop before the first-line players left the game late in the second quarter. Auburn: Corraled his third interception of the season in 49-0 shutout of the Tigers, adding pair of solo tackles. Georgia: Started and recorded his second straight game with an interception ... added three solo tackles and broke up another pass ... returned his interception 35 yards to set up an Alabama field goal, in 32-28 SEC Championship Game victory.
Clinton-Dix was one of nine newcomers and seven true freshmen that earned playing time during their first year at Alabama ... finished with 11 tackles including five solo stops and two pass breakups as a backup safety and key contributor on special teams. Kent State: Assisted on one tackle on kickoff coverage against the Golden Flashes. Penn State: Made a solo stop as a reserve safety against the No. 23 Nittany Lions while also seeing action on speical teams. North Texas: Had two assisted tackles in the Tide's shutout win over the Mean Green ... also broke up a pass. Arkansas: Assisted on a tackle in the win over the Razorbacks. Florida: Recorded one solo stop at Florida. Vanderbilt: Totaled two tackles, including a solo stop in the shutout win against the Commodores. Mississippi: Tallied one solo tackle against the Rebels. Tennessee: Recorded a solo tackle in the win against the Volunteers. Auburn: Assisted on one tackle against rival Auburn.
Clinton-Dix came to the Capstone as one of the nation's elite safeties and most heralded recruits ... the No. 1 safety in the nation according to Rivals.com and Scout.com and tagged the No. 2 safety by ESPNU ... a five-star recruit with tremendous athletic ability and ideal size for his position ... No. 7 in the Rivals 100 and Scout 100 while ranking 19th in the ESPNU 150 ... 2011 Under Armour All-American ... top-ranked player in the state of Florida by Rivals.com ... SuperPrep Magazine All-American and the publication's No. 6 player in the nation and No. 1 player in the state of Florida ... No. 2 in both The Orlando Sentinel's 2011 Central Florida Super 60 the Sentinel's Florida Top 100 ... No. 3 in the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... first-team All-Southern selection by The Orlando Sentinel.No. 54 player nationally by Tom Lemming ... recorded 112 tackles as a senior in 2010 with four forced fumbles, two interceptions, six sacks and eight pass breakups while recording 10 tackles for loss ... on offense rushed the ball 23 times for 244 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 10.6 yards per carry ... caught five passes for 156 yards for a team-best 31.2 yards per catch average while returning eight punts for 199 yards (24.9 ypr) and 11 kickoffs for 291 yards (26.5 ypr) ... as a junior in 2010, Clinton-Dix recorded 93 tackles with six sacks, 13 tackles for loss, nine pass breakups and three interceptions while causing three fumbles ... averaged 20.3 yards per punt return and 74.5 yards on two kickoff returns with one touchdown ... chose Alabama over Florida, Florida State, Southern California, Ohio State and Notre Dame.
- Packers get their pick in Clinton-Dix...Clinton-Dix is the first safety selected by the Packers in the first round since converted cornerback Antuan Edwards went at No. 25 in 1999. The highest Green Bay draft pick of a safety since then was Nick Collins in the second round at No. 51 overall in 2005. How the Packers would love for Clinton-Dix to jump right in next season and be the dependable and eventually playmaking safety Collins was as a starter his rookie season in what turned out to be a productive career cut short by a neck injury two games into the 2011 season. "I think he's a real all-purpose kind of safety," Thompson said of Clinton-Dix. "He's got the versatility that you look for at the safety position," Perry added. "He can play in the deep zone, he can play in the line of scrimmage, he's tough, he's plenty smart, his football IQ is where you like it to be with a guy that you take at his position."
And, Perry has no qualms about the physical makeup of the 6-foot-1, 208-pound Clinton-Dix, who is 21 and turned pro after his junior year at Alabama. "He's got a really good frame on him right now," Perry said. "He's plenty fast, plenty physical, has the range, has the flexibility that you look for. But, so much of it is going to depend on how well and how fast he comes in and picks up things, how well he does some of the little things in terms of tackling, communicating and so forth because we put a premium on those things and he's going to have to be really good at that." Even Thompson brushed off a perceived lack of burst by Clinton-Dix, who ran the 40-yard dash in just 4.59 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. "It's not our time," Thompson scoffed. "He plays the game well." - The Sports Xchange