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.
Thursday’s matchup features a plethora of interesting connections between former teammates on the field and on the sideline.
Tahir Whitehead started and played well in last week’s victory over Jacksonville, and he can strengthen his bid to win the job with another good performance against the Bills.
The luncheon, hosted by the Detroit Economic Club at Ford Field, featured a discussion panel where Lions play-by-play announcer Dan Miller led a conversation between Lewand and Caldwell, and later, Tate and Ihedigbo.