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Lance Newmark
Director of Player Personnel

Biography

Lance Newmark enters his 23rd year in the National Football League and 21st year in the Lions player personnel department. In his current role as Director of Player Personnel, Newmark, 43, helps oversee the department’s comprehensive college and pro scouting operations, while evaluating prospects in both areas, and assisting in the day to day management of the Lions roster. He was elevated to his position in May 2017 by Lions Executive Vice President & General Manager Bob Quinn.

Lance Newmark enters his 23rd year in the National Football League and 21st year in the Lions player personnel department. In his current role as Director of Player Personnel, Newmark, 43, helps oversee the department’s comprehensive college and pro scouting operations, while evaluating prospects in both areas, and assisting in the day to day management of the Lions roster. He was elevated to his position in May 2017 by Lions Executive Vice President & General Manager Bob Quinn.

Newmark previously spent two years as the club’s Director of College Scouting, where he managed the department’s evaluation of college talent and college scouting operations in preparation for the 2016 and 2017 NFL Drafts. Heading into the 2018 campaign, Detroit’s roster includes 15 players from those two draft classes, 11 of whom have started games. To date, the group has been active for a combined 280 games, with 122 of those being starts.

During his time with the Lions, Newmark also served as the club’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 in Detroit began in 1998, when he assisted the player personnel department with various scouting assignments during the season and in preparation for the 1999 NFL Draft. Newmark was officially hired to the club’s scouting staff in May 1999. Prior to joining the Lions, he spent two years with the San Diego Chargers as a Staff Assistant.

Raised in La Mesa, California, 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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