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Drew Nowak
Free agent
Position:Center
Personal information
Born: (1990-03-07) March 7, 1990 (age 30)
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
* Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2012 2013)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* MAC Defensive Player of the Year (2011)
  • 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 careerEdit

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

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 seasonEdit

Nowak spent the entire 2012 season on injured reserve.

2013 seasonEdit

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 seasonEdit

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

2015 seasonEdit

Nowak was named the starting center for the Seahawks in September 2015.[6] On December 1, 2015, he was waived.[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 lifeEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Drew Nowak has risen from undrafted defensive tackle to starting Seattle Seahawks center". http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/nfl/seattle-seahawks/article32392107.html.
  2. "Drew Nowak". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/drew-nowak-1.html.
  3. "Jaguars sign 17 rookie Free Agents". Jaguars.com. http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-PressRelease/Jaguars-sign-17-rookie-Free-Agents/ffc824ca-bd96-42a9-8818-c389997fa543. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
  4. "Cut day: C Mike Brewster, QBs Ricky Stanzi and Stephen Morris waived". http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Cut-day-C-Mike-Brewster-QBs-Ricky-Stanzi-and-Stephen-Morris-waived/d4666d8f-fb6d-4c2a-96ff-2d847c0e3297. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  5. "Archived copy". http://www.seahawks.com/team/players/roster/drew-nowak.
  6. http://mynorthwest.com/292/2804374/After-a-whirlwind-training-camp-Drew-Nowak-in-line-to-start-at-center-for-Seahawks
  7. "Seattle Seahawks part ways with C Drew Nowak". http://www.seattlepi.com/sports/football/article/Seattle-Seahawks-part-ways-with-C-Drew-Nowak-6668867.php. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  8. "Seahawks injury and personnel updates: Drew Nowak back on practice squad". December 2, 2015. http://mynorthwest.com/292/2861930/Seahawks-injury-and-personnel-updates-Drew-Nowak-back-on-practice-squad.
  9. "NFL Transactions: Monday 1/18 - NFL Trade Rumors -" (in en-US). NFL Trade Rumors. http://nfltraderumors.co/nfl-transactions-monday-118/.
  10. Condotta, Bob (May 4, 2016). "Seahawks waive 5 players, including former starting center Drew Nowak and former Husky Josh Shirley". Seattle Times. http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/seahawks-waive-5-players-including-former-starting-center-drew-nowak-and-former-husky-josh-shirley. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  11. "Chiefs sign former Seahawks center Drew Nowak and some other guys". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/05/10/chiefs-sign-former-seahawks-center-drew-nowak-and-some-other-guys/.
  12. "Chiefs Waive Eight Players". August 28, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20171126141910/http://www.chiefs.com/news/article-2/Chiefs-Waive-Eight-Players/d2c43ffc-079a-49a0-a6e2-c44a206b2618.
  13. "Seahawks' Drew Nowak is a Packers' minority owner". thescore.com. https://www.thescore.com/nfl/news/834655. Retrieved September 19, 2015.

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