Scott Novak
Scott Novak at Wild Card Round 2020 (Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Football Team)
Nationality United States
OccupationNFL official (2014–present)

Scott Novak (born in Miami, Florida)[1] is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 2014 NFL season, wearing uniform number 1.[2]


Novak resides in Miami, Florida.

Outside of the NFL, Novak is a sales manager in the Miami area.

Officiating career

Early years

Novak served several seasons in the NFL Officiating Development program. Prior to entering the NFL, Novak was in the Big 12 conference and worked as a referee and deep wing official.[3]

NFL career

Novak was hired by the NFL in 2014 as a field judge, and was promoted to referee with the start of the 2019 NFL season following the retirements of Pete Morelli and Walt Coleman.[4] He is the first NFL official to wear the uniform number 1.

Novak's 2020 NFL officiating crew consists of umpire Ramon George, down judge Derick Bowers, line judge Walt Coleman IV, field judge Mike Weatherford, side judge Jonah Monroe, back judge Terrence Miles, replay official Matt Sumstine, and replay assistant Kevin Brown.[5]


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  2. ^ "Scott Novak". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  3. ^ "Candidates for white hat in 2019". Football Zebras. 2019-01-31. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  4. ^ "Adrian Hill and Scott Novak promoted to referee position". Football Zebras. 2019-02-28. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  5. ^ Filipe, Cameron (2020-06-03). "Officiating crews for the 2020 season". Football Zebras. Retrieved 2020-06-21.