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Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix may have played just two seasons for the DP Football program but in that time he solidified his reputation as one of the most versatile and talented athletes ever to don the Panther uniform. Ha Ha came to DP in 2009 and made an immediate impact, registering 93 tackles and a team-high six sacks. In short, he was a terror for opposing offenses because of his speed, coverage ability and his penchant for making big plays in virtually every game. In 2010, Ha-Ha Clinton DixHa Ha was one of the primary reasons the Panthers steamrolled into the State Championship game and he was dynamic on both sides of the ball. With 112 tackles, six sacks, ten tackles for loss and four forced fumbles, he was the most feared player on defense. Offensively, Ha Ha averaged over 31 yards per catch and 10.2 yards per carry with five touchdowns but was even more dangerous on special teams. Averaging nearly 25 yards per punt return and over 30 yards per kickoff return, teams paid a hefty price when they allowed him to touch the ball. Ha Ha was a unanimous All-State selection, earned Central Florida Defensive Player of the Year, participated in the 2011 Under Armour All-America Game, was the top-ranked safety in America and signed with the University of Alabama. Ha Ha saw significant playing time as a freshman in the Crimson Tide's National Championship season but as sophomore starter, he became a household name. In the 2013 National Championship game vs. Notre Dame, Ha Ha was arguably the defensive star of the game with eight tackles and a sensational interception in Bama's dominating 42-7 victory over the Fighting Irish. He entered his junior season as a pre-season All-America, earned first team All-SEC honors and elected to forego his senior season to enter the 2014 NFL Draft where he was projected as the top safety prospect on the board. Ha Ha was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 21st pick in the first round and went on to earn NFL All-Rookie Team honors.

Statistics and accolades aside, Ha Ha Clinton Dix always embodied everything we expect from a DP student-athlete: commitment, discipline, respect, class and character. Never once did he waver from those values and he continues to be a role model to our team, making it a priority to impart his experience and wisdom when he comes home to visit. A class act and a tremendous example of success done the right way, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was inducted into the Dr. Phillips High School Athletic Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in May, 2014.

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