Nicholas Ryan "Nick" Novak (born August 21, 1981 in San Diego, California) is an American football placekicker for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Maryland.
Novak has been a member of the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals, Cologne Centurions and Kansas City Chiefs.
Novak grew up in San Diego and has the same godmother (Dorothy Vails-Weber) as Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow II. After moving to Charlottesville, Virginia in 1994, Novak attended Albemarle High School where he was a letterman in football and soccer. In football, he was a three-year varsity letterman, twice garnering All-District and All-Daily Progress honors, and winning All-State honors following his sophomore and senior seasons. Novak was also a central defender on some of Albemarle's best soccer teams, starring with twin brother Chris. Novak graduated from Albemarle High School in 2000.