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Mike Novitsky

Position Offensive Line
Height 6'5"
Weight 305 lbs.
Class RS-Junior
High School Victor HS
Hometown Victor, NY.
Previous School Buffalo

Career Honors:  2023: Preseason All-Big 12 First Team (Big 12, Athlon), Preseason All-Big 12 Second Team (Phil Steele), Rimington Trophy Watch List … 2022: All-Big 12 Second Team (Coaches), Preseason Rimington Trophy Watch List … 2021: All-Big 12 Honorable Mention

2022 (R-Sr.): Tennessee Tech: Started at offensive line against the Golden Eagles in season opener … at West Virginia: Started against the Mountaineers at offensive line … at Houston: Made the start in win over the Cougars … Has not allowed a sack through first three games of the season … Duke: Started at center for the Jayhawks in win over the Blue Devils … Iowa State: Started at center for the Jayhawks in win over the Cyclones … TCU: Started at center for the Jayhawks … at Oklahoma: Started at offensive line against the Sooners … at Baylor: Started at offensive line against the Bears … Oklahoma State: Did not allow a sack against the Cowboys … at Texas Tech: Started on the offensive line for the Jayhawks … Texas: Started on the offensive line for the Jayhawks … Did not allow a sack against the Longhorns … at Kansas State: Started on the offensive line for the Jayhawks.

2021 (R-Jr.): Started at center all 12 games for the Jayhawks… Named to the preseason Rimington Trophy Watch List…Did not allow a sack or commit a penalty in 799 total snaps for the Jayhawks…According to PFF, graded out at 96% or better in pass blocking efficiency in all 12 games…Led an offensive line that allowed just 16 sacks in 12 games after allowing 43 sacks in nine games in 2020 without Novitsky…Has not allowed a sack in 2,302 career collegiate snaps.

2020 (R-So. at Buffalo): Started seven games at center… Named first-team All-MAC… Named Academic All-MAC… Helped block for an offense that ranked second in the nation in rushing yards per game (287.4) and allowed only one sack on the season… Unit was a semifinalist for the Joe Moore Award, given to the top offensive line in FBS…Helped guide the way for RB Jaret Patterson rushing for 1,072 yards and 19 touchdowns in just six games.

2019 (R-Fr. at Buffalo): Started all 13 games at center… Named Academic All-MAC… Part of a unit that was named honorable mention for the Joe Moore Award as one of the top 15 offensive line units in the nation… Helped block for an offense that rushed for a school-record 3,256 yards and allowed a program-low eight sacks… Named to the FWAA Freshman All-American Team Mid-season Watch List.

2018 (Fr. at Buffalo): Played in three games, and utilized redshirt season.

High School: Prepped at Victor High School, where he was also recruited to play lacrosse…Played defensive end and tight end for the Blue Devils…Named All-State Honorable Mention as a junior after having 53 tackles and three interceptions as well as averaged 16.2 yards per catch and scored two touchdowns…Named a Monroe County All-Star…As a senior, he was the Monroe County Division Player of the Year and the Daily Messenger Player of the Year… Also a two-time state champion in lacrosse.


Football 🏈 Mike Novitsky Earns Repeat Selection to Rimington Trophy Watch List

For the third time as a Jayhawk and fourth time overall in his career, Kansas center Mike Novitsky has been named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List.

Football 🏈 KU Has 12 Recognized on Phil Steele’s All-Big 12 Preseason Teams

Kansas had 12 players selected to the Phil Steele’s 2023 Preseason All-Big 12 Football teams, highlighted by three first team and three second team selections.

Football 🏈 Jayhawks Have 10 Selected to Athlon Sports All-Big 12 Preseason Teams

The Kansas Jayhawks had 10 players chosen for the 2023 Athlon Sports Preseason All-Big 12 Football Teams, highlighted by four first team selections in quarterback Jalon Daniels, running back Devin Neal, offensive lineman Mike Novitsky and cornerback Cobee Bryant.

Football 🏈 Jayhawks Well-Represented on Phil Steele All-Big 12 Teams

Kansas football was well-represented on the 2022 Phil Steele All-Big 12 Teams, which was announced on Thursday, including nine individuals selected to the teams.

Football 🏈 Nine Jayhawks Named to All-Big 12 Teams

The Kansas Jayhawks had nine players named All-Big 12 on Wednesday, the Big 12 Conference announced, headlined by defensive back Cobee Bryant as a first-team selection, along with quarterback Jalon Daniels, tight end Mason Fairchild, center Mike Novitsky and defensive end Lonnie Phelps as second-team selections.