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Team

Nick Novak
K #8
Height:
6-0
Weight:
200
College:
Maryland
Hometown:
San Diego, CA
Experience:
10
Field Goal
YearTeamGOverall FGs20-29 Yards30-39 Yards40-49 Yards50+ YardsPAT
BlkLngFGMFG AttPctMAttPctMAttPctMAttPctMAttPctXP AttXPMPctBlk
TOTAL 113 5 53 176 213 82.6 55 55 100 57 68 83.8 43 56 76.8 16 29 55.2 250 244 97.6 2
2017 LAC 2 0 32 3 4 75 1 1 100 2 2 100 0 1 0 0 0 -- 5 5 100 0
2016 HOU 16 0 53 35 41 85.4 12 12 100 11 11 100 8 11 72.7 3 6 50 25 22 88 1
2015 HOU 13 0 51 18 21 85.7 6 6 100 6 6 100 4 4 100 2 5 40 31 29 93.5 0
2014 SD 16 1 52 22 26 84.6 6 6 100 8 9 88.9 4 6 66.7 3 4 75 40 40 100 0
2013 SD 16 2 50 34 37 91.9 9 9 100 13 16 81.3 9 9 100 2 2 100 42 42 100 0
2012 SD 13 0 51 18 20 90 5 5 100 6 6 100 4 4 100 2 4 50 33 33 100 0
2011 SD 15 0 53 27 34 79.4 11 11 100 4 5 80 8 11 72.7 4 7 57.1 42 41 97.6 1
2008 KC 6 0 43 6 10 60 3 3 100 1 3 33.3 2 3 66.7 0 1 0 7 7 100 0
2006 WAS 6 0 47 5 10 50 1 1 100 1 3 33.3 3 6 50 0 0 -- 10 10 100 0
2005 ARI 5 0 35 3 3 100 0 0 -- 2 2 100 0 0 -- 0 0 -- 0 0 -- 0
2005 WAS 5 2 40 5 7 71.4 1 1 100 3 5 60 1 1 100 0 0 -- 15 15 100 0
Punting
YearTeamGPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIN 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 113 7 276 236 51 39.4 33.7 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 20 0
2017 LAC 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 HOU 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 HOU 13 1 36 16 36 36 16 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2014 SD 16 6 240 220 51 40 36.7 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 20 0
2013 SD 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 SD 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 SD 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 KC 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 WAS 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ARI 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 WAS 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kickoff
YearTeamGKOYdsOOBAvgTBPctRetAvgTDOSKOSKR
TOTAL 113 552 34,866 4 63.2 128 0.2 408 -- 0 10 4
2017 LAC 2 9 537 0 59.7 1 0.1 8 -- -- 0 0
2016 HOU 16 74 4,467 1 60.4 23 0.3 46 -- -- 4 1
2015 HOU 13 62 4,006 0 64.6 23 0.4 37 -- -- 1 0
2014 SD 16 78 4,799 1 61.5 10 0.1 67 -- -- 0 0
2013 SD 16 92 6,128 1 66.6 18 0.2 73 -- -- 0 0
2012 SD 13 62 4,023 1 64.9 22 0.4 37 -- -- 2 1
2011 SD 15 86 5,637 0 65.5 30 0.3 54 -- -- 2 2
2008 KC 6 20 1,266 0 63.3 0 0 20 -- -- 0 0
2006 WAS 6 20 1,202 0 60.1 0 0 20 -- -- 0 0
2005 ARI 5 24 1,381 0 57.5 1 0 23 -- -- 0 0
2005 WAS 5 25 1,420 0 56.8 0 0 23 -- -- 1 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 113 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2017 LAC 2 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 HOU 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 HOU 13 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 SD 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 SD 16 5 5 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 SD 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 SD 15 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 KC 6 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 WAS 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 ARI 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 WAS 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --

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TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the Chicago Bears on April 29, 2005...Waived by the Bears on Aug. 29, 2005...Claimed by the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 30, 2005...Waived by the Cow- boys on Sept. 3, 2005...Signed with the Washington Redskins on Sept. 13, 2005...Waived by the Redskins on Nov. 5, 2005...Signed with the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 3, 2005... Re-signed with the Cardinals on April 6, 2006...Waived by the Cardinals on Aug. 28, 2006... Signed with the Redskins on Oct. 10, 2006...Waived by the Redskins on Dec. 4, 2006...Re- signed with the Bears on Feb. 16, 2007...Waived by the Bears on Aug. 27, 2007...Signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on March. 4, 2008...Waived by the Chiefs on Oct. 21, 2008... Signed with the San Diego Chargers on  April 27, 2010...Waived by the Chargers on Sept.
4, 2010...Signed with New York Jets on Feb. 9, 2011... Waived by the Jets on Aug. 30,
2011...Signed with the Chargers on Sept. 13, 2011...Released by the Chargers on Aug. 31,
2012...Re-signed with the Chargers on Sept. 29, 2012...Signed contract extension with the Chargers on March 12, 2013...Released by the Chargers on Sept. 5, 2015....Signed by the Houston Texans on Sept. 29, 2015...Re-signed with the Texans on March 10, 2016.

TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the Chicago Bears on April 29, 2005...Waived by the Bears on Aug. 29, 2005...Claimed by the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 30, 2005...Waived by the Cow- boys on Sept. 3, 2005...Signed with the Washington Redskins on Sept. 13, 2005...Waived by the Redskins on Nov. 5, 2005...Signed with the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 3, 2005... Re-signed with the Cardinals on April 6, 2006...Waived by the Cardinals on Aug. 28, 2006... Signed with the Redskins on Oct. 10, 2006...Waived by the Redskins on Dec. 4, 2006...Re- signed with the Bears on Feb. 16, 2007...Waived by the Bears on Aug. 27, 2007...Signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on March. 4, 2008...Waived by the Chiefs on Oct. 21, 2008... Signed with the San Diego Chargers on  April 27, 2010...Waived by the Chargers on Sept.
4, 2010...Signed with New York Jets on Feb. 9, 2011... Waived by the Jets on Aug. 30,
2011...Signed with the Chargers on Sept. 13, 2011...Released by the Chargers on Aug. 31,
2012...Re-signed with the Chargers on Sept. 29, 2012...Signed contract extension with the Chargers on March 12, 2013...Released by the Chargers on Sept. 5, 2015....Signed by the Houston Texans on Sept. 29, 2015...Re-signed with the Texans on March 10, 2016.

CAREER:
With 210 points scored as a Houston Texan, passed Owen Daniels (174) for the sixth-most career points scored in Texans history
Became the sixth player in Texans history to surpass 200 total points
Scored the second-most points (19) in a single postseason in Texans history in 2016 and became just the third player and the second kicker in franchise history to score 10 points in a postseason game (at New England, 1/14/17)
Played for the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, and N.Y. Jets of the NFL, as well as the Cologne Centurions and Florida Tuskers, before joining the Texans
Signed by the Chicago Bears and allocated to NFL Europa where he was the placekicker for the Cologne Centurions in NFL Europa’s final season in 2007
Set the UFL record for the longest field goal with a 54-yarder in his United Football League debut against the Las Vegas Locomotives in 2010
Kicked two successful 50-plus-yard field goals in a game for the first time in his career vs. Jacksonville (1/3/16)

2016 (Houston 16/0, 2/0):
Tied for second in the NFL with 35 made field goals, which marked the most field goals made in a single season in Texans history and a personal single-season career high
Made 16 consecutive field goals from Week 11-16, which tied for the second-longest streak in franchise history
With 127 points on the season, passed Kris Brown (124 in 2008) and Neil Rackers (124 in 2010) for the fourth-most points scored in a single season in Texans history
Scored 11 total points (three FGs, two PATs), which marked his fourth straight regular season game with 10-or-more points scored, dating back to Week 15 of the 2015 season, vs. Chicago (9/11)
Made 4-of-5 field goals and one PAT for a season-high 13 points, marking his fifth straight regular season game with 10-or-more points, dating back to Week 15 of the 2015 season, vs. Kansas City (9/18)
Connected on 2-of-3 field goal attempts, including a career-high-tying 53-yarder, and 3-of-3 PATs for nine total points vs. Tennessee (10/2) in Week 4
Played in his 100th NFL game and scored seven points after making 2-of-3 field goals and one PAT at Minnesota (10/9) in Week 5
Scored eight points on two field goals and two extra points, including a game-winning 33-yard field goal in overtime, vs. Indianapolis (10/16)
Scored nine total points after converting 3-of-3 field goals at Denver (10/24) in Week 7
Made 2-of-2 field goal attempts and 2-of-2 PAT attempts for eight total points vs. Detroit (10/30) in Week 8
Scored eight total points after connecting on 2-of-2 field goal attempts and 2-of-2 PAT attempts at Oakland (11/21) in Week 11
Scored a season-high 16 total points after tying a career high with five made field goals (five attempts) and connecting on one PAT at Indianapolis (12/11) in Week 14
Notched 13 points on 4-of-4 field goals and one PAT vs. Jacksonville (12/18) in Week 15
Connected on 2-of-2 field goal attempts, moving him past Neil Rackers (32 in 2011) for the most field goals made in a single season in Texans history, vs. Cincinnati (12/24) in Week 16
Snapped a streak of 16 consecutive field goals made but scored five total points after connecting on 1-of-2 field goals and 2-of-2 extra points at Tennessee (1/1/17) in Week 17
Scored nine total points, the fourth-highest total in Texans postseason history, making 2-of-2 field goals and 3-of-3 extra points, including a postseason career-long 50-yarder vs. Oakland (1/7/17) in the AFC Wild Card round
Made 3-of-3 field goal attempts, the second most in a postseason game in franchise history,  and connected on his only PAT attempt, becoming the third player and the second kicker in Texans history to score 10 points in a postseason game, at New England (1/14/17) in the AFC Divisional round

2015 (Houston 13/0, 1/0):
Signed by the Houston Texans on 9/29
Made his season debut at Atlanta (10/4), missing one 53 yard field goal attempt and making all three extra point attempts
Scored eight points in the game vs. Indianapolis (10/8)
Made a 36-yard field goal in the first quarter, his first with the Texans, vs. Indianapolis (10/8)
Connected on a 49-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter vs. Indianapolis (10/8)
Scored  seven  points  after  making  one  field  goal  and  four  extra  point  attempts  at Jacksonville (10/18)
Made a 41-yard field goal in the second quarter to give the Texans a 10-7 lead at Jacksonville (10/18)
Scored eight points on two made field goals and two made PATs vs. Tennessee (11/1)
Made a 38-yard field goal in the second quarter to increase the Texans’ lead to 10-3 vs. Tennessee (11/1)
Kicked a 24-yard field goal through the uprights in the fourth quarter to extend the team’s lead to 20-6 vs. Tennessee (11/1)
Made a 22-yard field goal in the second quarter (11/16) to tie the game at three
Finished with four points for the game at Cincinnati (11/16)
Made a 20-yard field goal in the second quarter to give the Texans a 3-0 lead
Added three extra points for a total of six points in the game vs. NY Jets (11/22)
Made a 34-yard field goal in the third quarter to give the Texans a 24-6 lead (11/29)
Totaled six points on one made field goal and three extra points vs. New Orleans (11/29)
Scored six points on two made field goals vs. New England (12/13)
Increased his streak of consecutive field goals made to 10, dating back to Week 5 against Indianapolis (10/8)
Made a 37-yard field goal in the first quarter, cutting the Patriots lead to 7-3 (12/13)
Made a 45-yard field goal in the second quarter, cutting the Patriots lead to 10-6 (12/13)
Made three field goals and one PAT for 10 points at Indianapolis (12/20), as he topped 600 career points
Kicked a 22-yard field goal in the second quarter at Indianapolis (12/20) for the team’s first points of the day
Made a 46-yard field goal in the third quarter, cutting the Colts’ lead to 10-6 at Indianapolis (12/20)
Made a 32-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, increasing the Texans’ lead to 16-10 at Indianapolis (12/20)
Had 10 points scored after making four PATs and two field goals from 22 and 36 yards out at Tennessee (12/27)
Scored 12 points on three made field goals and three PATs vs. Jacksonville (1/3/16)
Finished the season with three straight games with 10-or-more points
Kicked two successful 50-plus-yard field goals in a game for the first time in his career vs. Jacksonville (1/3/16)
Made a 29-yard field goal in the first quarter to give the Texans a 3-0 lead vs. Jacksonville (1/3/16)
Made a season-long 51-yard field goal in the second quarter to give the team a 20-3 lead vs. Jacksonville (1/3/16)
Made another 51-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to give the Texans a 23-6 lead vs. Jacksonville (1/3/16)

2014 (San Diego 16/0):
Hit 3-of-3 field goals in 30-21 win over defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Sept. 14, including makes of 50 and 43 yards
Third field goal from 28 yards with 16 seconds left in game was 21st-consecutive (dating to 2013), tying John Carney for third-longest streak in team history
AFC Special Teams Player of Week after going 4-for-4 on FGAs Sept. 28 vs. Jacksonville to reach 100 attempts needed to qualify for team’s all-time field goal percentage list
Improved to 89-of-101 for Chargers career and 88.1 pct conversion rate became highest in team history (Nate Kaeding, 87.0 pct.)
Also versus Jaguars, scored 15 points to raise career total with Chargers to 393 to overtake Dennis Partee for seventh on the team’s career scoring list
Tied franchise record with 29th-consecutive made field goal in fourth quarter Oct. 12 at Oakland
Hit two field goals (24 and 48 yards) Oct. 19 vs. Kansas City, 30th and 31st consecutive made field goals to set new team record, breaking previous mark of 29 set by John Carney (1992-93)
48-yarder tied game at 20-20 with 1:57 left in fourth quarter
Nov. 16 vs. Oakland, had franchise-record streak of 32 consecutive made field goals came to end when he missed 48-yard field goal wide left Was first miss since Nov. 10, 2013
Bounced back to hit season-long 52 yarder, one yard shy of career long, for final points in 13-6 win over Raiders
Matched season-long with 52-yard field goal Nov. 30 at Baltimore
Dec. 7 vs. New England on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, took over punting duties after Mike Scifres injured shoulder during second quarter blocked punt
Punted six times for 240 yards (40.0 avg.) with long of 51 and one inside 20
30-yard field goal in second quarter Dec. 14 vs. Denver was 100th make as Charger
Made 40-yard game-winning field goal in overtime in 38-35 win over San Francisco 49ers Dec. 20 at Levi’s Stadium

2013 (San Diego 16/0):
All-AFC West by ESPN
Went 11 for 11 from beyond 40 yards during regular season
Hit 17 straight to close out year
144 total points and 34 field goals both third in league
Hit 46-yard game-winner with seven seconds remaining to cap off 4-of-4 day in 33-30 win at Philadelphia Sept. 15
Also hit from 49 and 44 vs. Eagles
Three FGs for deciding points in 30-21 win over Dallas Sept. 29
Raised career field goals total to 53, breaking tie with George Blair (50) for fifth on team’s all-time list
AFC Special Teams Player of Week after 19-9 win over Indianapolis Oct. 14 on ESPN’s MNF
Scored 13 of team’s 19 points and hit four FGs, including 50-yarder with 1:55 left in game to seal victory
Two field goals and two PATs Nov. 10 vs. Denver to raise his career point total to 283, good for ninth on team’s career scoring list, passing Paul Lowe (276) and Charlie Joiner (282)
76th-consecutive PAT Dec. 1 vs. Cincinnati, tying John Carney’s (1991-93) mark for third- longest streak in team history
Hit 69th, 70th and 71st field goals of Chargers career Dec. 8 vs. NY Giants and tied Dennis Partee for fourth on team’s career FGs list
Broke tie with Partee with two field goals in 27-20 win at Denver Dec. 12
AFC Special Teams Player of Week after hitting 4-of-4 FGs, including 48-yarder in late third quarter Dec. 22 vs. Oakland
Two field goals, including 36-yard game-winner in overtime to send Chargers to playoffs Dec. 29 vs. Kansas City
They were 33rd and 34th field goals of season, tying John Carney’s single-season record
Scored nine points vs. Chiefs to raise career total to 353 and move into eighth on team’s career scoring list, passing Gary Garrison (348)

2012 (San Diego 13/0):
Hit from 24, 47 and 45 in season debut during 37-20 win Sept. 30 at Kansas City
32nd career field goal Oct. 15 vs. Denver to move into tie with Ray Wersching for seventh on team’s career field goals list
Two field goals, including 51-yarder, to move into tie with Steve Christie (42) for sixth on team’s all-time list Dec. 9 at Pittsburgh
51-yard effort was only sixth of 50 yards or longer in history of Heinz Field
Second 51-yarder of season in 27-17 win Dec. 23 at N.Y. Jets

2011 (San Diego 15/0):
Career-high five field goals, including 51-yarder, in 29-24 win at Denver Oct. 9
Touchbacks on seven of eight kickoffs vs. Broncos
52-yarder Nov. 6 vs. Green Bay
Career-long 53-yarder Nov. 27 vs. Denver
45-yard field goal Dec. 18 on NBC Sunday Night Football vs. Baltimore was team-record 11th make from 40 yards or longer
51-yard field goal Jan. 1 at Oakland was team-record fifth of season from 50+ yards

2008 (Kansas City 6/0):
Season-high four field goals Sept. 28 vs. Denver

2006 (Washington 6/0):
Season-long 47-yarder Nov. 5 vs. Dallas

2005 (Washington 5/0; Arizona 5/0):
Game-winning 39-yard field goal for Washington vs. Seattle Oct. 2
 
COLLEGE:
Played at Maryland from 2001-04
Jim Tatum Award as top ACC senior student-athlete
Honorable mention All-ACC in 2004
ACC all-time leader and fifth in NCAA (393 career points) at graduation
First-team All-ACC in ’03 and ’02
School-record 125 points as sophomore
Finished career 80 of 107 on FGs and 153 of 159 on PATs
Redshirted in 2000
Became the ACC’s all-time leading scorer, kicking a field goal allowing him to surpass Scott Bentley’s career total of 324 points
Ended his college career with 393 points, best in the league and fifth-best all-time amongst kickers in the NCAA at the time of his graduation
Awarded the Jim Tatum Award by the ACC, given annually to the top senior student- athlete among the league’s football players
Remains the only Maryland player to receive that award
Two-time member of the All-ACC Academic Football team
Three-time member of the ACC Honor Roll
Made Maryland’s Dean’s List on three occasions
Three-time CoSida Academic All-District selection
Named the 2004 LeFrak Scholar, an honor given to a Maryland football player, basketball player and track athlete who “exhibits extraordinary athletic ability, leadership and athletic achievement.”
A member of the Maryland Alpha chapter of Phi Delta Theta at The University of Maryland in College Park
Selected to be commemorated in a special edition poster recognizing the top 30 figures in Maryland football history in 2007
Degree in kinesiology

PERSONAL:
Born in San Diego
Two-time all-state kicker at Albemarle High in Charlottesville, Va
Won soccer prep state championship on teams with twin brother, Chris
Parents are Drs. Julie and Bob Novak, Professors at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio
With an eye toward his post-football livelihood, participated in The NFL’s Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program at the Harvard Business School in 2011
 

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