Green Bay Packers star safety Haha Clinton-Dix knows the ins and outs of playing defense in the National Football League, but Clinton-Dix is also working on a degree in criminal justice.
Clinton-Dix says that he finished this past semester with two B-minuses, and has 14 more hours to go before completing his degree.
As a part of his education, Clinton-Dix is taking part in an internship in the Brown County Circuit Court, under the supervision of Judge Donald Zuidmulder, who helped him scout all aspects of the court system.
“Today he was spending time in the D.A.’s office. He’s been with the city police department. He’s been with the Brown County Sheriff’s Department,” said Judge Zuidmulder.
Clinton-Dix, by his own admission, did not have a back up plan for life after football. He says going back to school has given him a new perspective.
“It kind of opened my mind up to a lot of different things in general,” Clinton-Dix said. “And I think I do look at things a little bit differently now that I’ve gone back to school.”
Judge Zuidmulder says Haha’s commitment to his studies is obvious from the time spent at the courthouse and he believes Clinton-Dix will do great things after football.
“I would be very proud if he were to decide to become a lawyer and pursue a judgeship, if that were the case,” Judge Zuidmulder said.
Clinton-Dix said, “I’m just kind of taking the kind of path I want to take in life and do the things I want to succeed in and just be a leader. Somebody people can look up to.”
Clinton-Dix expects to have his studies completed by next spring.