Cary Conklin
Regional Scout


Cary Conklin, who serves at the team’s West Coast regional scout, brings both scouting and coaching experience to the team’s player personnel department. From 2006-08, Conklin was a scout for the St. Louis Rams and was a scout for the Washington Redskins in 2003. As a coach, Conklin coached quarterbacks at Eastern Michigan from 2000-01 and was the wide receivers coach at the University of Washington in 1998. He began his coaching career at Washington where he was a student assistant and worked with quarterbacks from 1996-98.

In 1990, Conklin was a fourth-round pick at quarterback by the Washington Redskins in the NFL Draft. He played for the Redskins from 1990-94 and with the San Francisco 49ers in 1995. Conklin was a teammate of Mayhew with the Redskins during the 1990-92 seasons.

In college, Conklin set numerous passing records for the Washington Huskies. He was recruited to play for the Huskies after being named Washington’s Gatorade Player of the Year while attending Eisenhower High School in Yakima, Wash.

Conklin is married to wife, Demetra, and has two daughters, Cosette and Violet, and a son, Canon.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Caldwell on being a leader in the community

    (2:02) Posted Apr 17, 2014

    Head coach Jim Caldwell talks to the media following his keynote speech for an event hosted by the United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Company.

  • Inside the Detroit Lions draft room

    (4:13) By - Posted Apr 17, 2014

    Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah take an in-depth look at the Detroit Lions most significant draft needs and project potential first and second round selections.

  • Town Hall Meeting

    (2:35) Posted Apr 15, 2014

    New head coach Jim Caldwell got the chance to catch up with season ticket members during the exclusive Town Hall Meeting at Ford Field.

  • Caldwell on Suh's absence

    (10:20) Posted Apr 10, 2014

    Head coach Jim Caldwell on Ndamukong Suh's absence, Matthew Stafford's mental toughness and implementing a new system.

  • Ihedigbo on playing in Detroit

    (6:58) Posted Apr 10, 2014

    S James Ihedigbo on earning a Super Bowl ring, playing in Detroit and leadership.


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