Clinton-Dix played high school football seasons at Edgewater High School and Dr. Phillips High School. He won two national championships while playing for the University of Alabama. As a pro, Clinton-Dix was a first-round draft pick in 2014 for the Green Bay Packers, who signed him to a 4-year, $8.33 million deal. He was traded to the Washington Redskins in 2018 and became a free agent at the end of the season. Last month he signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with Chicago.