Drew Nowak

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Drew Nowak
No. -- Free agent
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-07) March 7, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 292 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school: De Pere (WI)
College: Western Michigan
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2011 MAC Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2011 First Team All-MAC Defense
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Games played: 10
Games started: 7
Player stats at NFL.com

Drew Nowak (born March 7, 1990) is an American football center who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at Western Michigan.

Early years[edit]

Nowak played high school football at De Pere High School in De Pere, Wisconsin, a suburb of Green Bay. He played mostly on the defensive line but played some center his senior year.[1]

He attended college at Western Michigan University. Donning jersey number 92, he totalled 180 total tackles as a defensive lineman. He led the Mid-American Conference in tackles for loss and sacks his senior year.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Nowak signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars following the 2012 NFL Draft as a rookie free agent.[3] He was originally signed as a defensive tackle, but due to depth at the position and injuries on the offensive line, he made the switch to offensive guard.

2012 season[edit]

Nowak spent the entire 2012 season on injured reserve.

2013 season[edit]

Nowak was released on August 30, 2013 and signed to the team's practice squad on September 1. He was promoted to the active roster on December 17.

The Jaguars released Nowak on August 29, 2014.[4]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

2014 season[edit]

The Seahawks signed Nowak to their practice squad September 3, 2014.[5] On May 4, 2016, the Seahawks released Nowak.

2015 season[edit]

Nowak was named the starting center for the Seahawks in September 2015.[6] On December 1, 2015, he was wavied.[7] On December 4, the Seahawks signed him to their practice squad.[8]

2016 season[edit]

On January 18, 2016, the Seahawks signed Nowak to a future/reserve contract.[9] On May 4, 2016 Nowak was waived by the Seahawks.[10]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On May 10, 2016, the Kansas City Chiefs signed Nowak after he was cut by the Seahawks to make room for rookies.[11] On August 28, 2016, Nowak was waived by the Chiefs.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Nowak grew up as a fan of his hometown Green Bay Packers, the only publicly owned NFL team, and owns three shares of the team, despite being a player for another NFL team.[13]


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