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Lance Newmark
Director of Player Personnel

Biography

Lance Newmark enters his 22nd year in the National Football League and 20th year in the Lions player personnel department taking on a new role, having been named the team’s Director of Player Personnel in May 2017 by General Manager Bob Quinn. In his new position, Newmark will help oversee the player personnel department’s comprehensive college and pro scouting operations.

Lance Newmark enters his 22nd year in the National Football League and 20th year in the Lions player personnel department taking on a new role, having been named the team’s Director of Player Personnel in May 2017 by General Manager Bob Quinn. In his new position, Newmark will help oversee the player personnel department’s comprehensive college and pro scouting operations.

Newmark, 42, most recently served as the team’s Director of College Scouting for two years, where he managed the player personnel department’s evaluation of college talent and college scouting operations in preparation for the 2016 and 2017 NFL Drafts. Over his time in Detroit, Newmark has also served as the team’s Assistant Director of College Scouting for seven years, National Scout for three years and as an Area Scout for six years.

Newmark's time with the Lions began in 1998, when he assisted the player personnel department with various pro and college scouting assignments during the season and in preparation for the 1999 NFL Draft. Newmark was officially hired to the team’s scouting staff in May 1999. Prior to his time with the Lions, he worked two years for the San Diego Chargers as a Staff Assistant.

Raised in La Mesa, Calif., Newmark played wide receiver for two years at San Diego Mesa College, before transferring to the University of San Diego for one year, where injuries ended his playing career. He holds a degree in social sciences.

Newmark and his wife, Jennifer, have three daughters, Laci, Kendall and Ava.

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