Clear Lake High School
Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars
BiographyJeff Ladd Novak was born on July 27, 1967 in Arlington Heights, IL. However, he considers his city of upbringing to be Clear Lake, TX outside of Houston. He went to Clear Lake High School and he graduated from Texas State University in 1990 in San Marcos, TX. He was a member of the Bobcats football team and was draft as a Guard in the NFL by the San Diego Chargers. He didn't make the team and continued to tryout for other NFL teams until he was finally signed to the Miami Dolphins in 1994. In 1995, he was taken in the expansion draft that brought the first NFL team to Jacksonville, FL. It was here, that Jeff met teammate Tony Boselli, who continues to be a very good friend. Jeff played for the Jacksonville Jaguars until 1998 when his career and health took a nasty turn.