September 12, 2012
67 Jeff Novak, tackle
Had an eight-year NFL career, spending two seasons (1993-94) with the Dolphins. His time with the Dolphins ended when the Jacksonville Jaguars picked him in the expansion draft. In 1994, he was listed as active for six games.
Salary in 1994:
Partner in Novak Brothers, a development company building a 114-home community in Georgetown, Texas, with houses ranging from $200,000 to $500,000. The 40-acre development also will have a 250-room, four-star hotel. While playing football, he was a partner in Saber Security Systems in Austin, a company that installs low-voltage wiring and security systems. He later founded IF Development, a company specializing in sales and marketing programs for builders and developers. Novak sued the Jaguars¿ team doctor, alleging he was a vicitm of medical malpractice for how a leg injury was handled. A Jacksonville jury awarded Novak and his wife $5.3 million, a verdict quickly overturned by the presiding judge. Media reports indicate a settlement was reached. Plaintiff in concussion litigation.