Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: No. 21 Has Been Worn by Some Fine DBs in Green Bay

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Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: No. 21 Has Been Worn by Some Fine DBs in Green Bay
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In the 2014 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix with the 21st pick in Round 1. It was very apropos then that the Packers gave the the former Alabama star the No. 21 to wear on his jersey.

Clinton-Dix will have a lot to live up to, especially since the last player to wear that number in Green Bay was Charles Woodson.

In a conference call with the media shortly after he was selected by the Packers, Clinton-Dix gave his thoughts on getting that number via Packers.com:

"I didn't pick it at all. They picked it for me. It's a good number to have. So I'm going to wear it with pride."

Clinton-Dix certainly has the ability to live up to the billing he will be getting with that number. In his last two seasons with the Crimson Tide, Clinton-Dix had 88 tackles, seven interceptions and 13 passes defended.

He's also been versatile. In 2012, Clinton-Dix played deeper in coverage for Alabama, while last season, he played closer to the line of scrimmage.

Nobody was more versatile than Woodson. And his performance and production in Green Bay were off the charts at times.

With that being said, let's take a look at Woodson and two other defensive backs who wore the No. 21 with pride, just like Clinton-Dix said he would.

Besides very solid play on the field, another common ingredient of the players in this slideshow is that they were all part of teams that would become Super Bowl champions.


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