Date of birth: (1981-03-06) March 6, 1981 (age 39)
Place of birth: Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Career information
Position(s): Offensive guard
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 7 / Pick 237
Playing stats at

Dave Yovanovits (born March 6, 1981) is a former American football offensive lineman in the NFL most recently of the Detroit Lions. He played in every snap of 40 of 45 games for Temple University. He was drafted in the 2003 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, whom he played for in 2003 and 2004. He was released by the Jets in order to reduce salary cap space when the team signed Ty Law in 2005. Yovanovits made his first career start in the Browns' 20-16 win over the Baltimore Ravens in their 2005 season finale.[1] After briefly joining the Detroit Lions in December 2006, Yovanovits signed with the New Orleans Saints on February 16, 2007.[2]

Yovanovits played high school football for Hopatcong High School in Hopatcong, New Jersey.[3] He has been a resident of Stanhope, New Jersey.[4]


  1. Doerschuk, Steve. Rookie Harrison impresses with runs, TD catch Script error,, accessed February 24, 2007.
  2. Dave Yovanovits Script error,, accessed May 7, 2007.
  3. Dave Yovanovits Script error, database Football, accessed April 12, 2008.
  4. Tatum, Kevin. "Owls pleasantly surprised by draft The Patriots chose defensive lineman Dan Klecko, and the Jets took offensive tackle Dave Yovanovits.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 28, 2013. Accessed October 9, 2015. "At home in Stanhope, N.J., Dave Yovanovits was glued to the televised NFL draft coverage from New York."

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