Administration

Lance Newmark
Assistant Director of College Scouting/National Scout

Biography

Lance Newmark enters his 16th year in the Lions player personnel department and his sixth as Assistant Director of College Scouting, being named to current position in 2008.  Newmark, 38, continues to evaluate prospects as a National Scout, and has added responsibilities within the club's college scouting effort.

Newmark's time with the Lions began in 1998, assisting 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 as a personnel scout on May 1, 1999.  Newmark worked six years in that role before being promoted to National Scout in 2005. 

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.  Newmark holds a degree in Social Sciences.  

Prior to his time with the Lions, Newmark worked two years for the San Diego Chargers as a staff assistant.  

Newmark and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Commerce Township, Michigan with their daughters Laci, Kendall and Ava.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • NFL Combine: DT Xavier Cooper

    Posted 20 hours ago

    Washington State DT Xavier Cooper, who the Lions brought in on a pre-draft visit, talks at the NFL Combine about his decision to leave school early for the draft and his days playing soccer.

  • Pre-draft visit: DT Xavier Cooper

    Posted 21 hours ago

    Tori Petry talks with Washington State DT Xavier Cooper on his pre-draft visit to the Lions facility in Allen Park.

  • TORI AND TIM: Suh's future without franchise tag

    Posted Mar 2, 2015

    Tori Petry and Tim Twentyman discuss what declining to franchise tag Ndamukong Suh means for the Lions and how it affects the chances of Suh staying in Detroit.

  • Will Suh stay? Experts weigh in

    Posted Mar 1, 2015

    Monday's franchise tag deadline is quickly approaching. Hear what Chris Mortensen, Albert Breer and John Clayton had to say at the NFL Combine about whether or not Suh is worth the price tag for the Lions to keep him.

  • Lions pioneer alumni support group, "Peer Pride"

    Posted Feb 28, 2015

    Tori Petry reports on the unique peer support program the Lions have created to help guide alumni through the challenges that come with retiring from football.

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    Tapp had 17 tackles and a half sack.
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    In the preseason, Orlovsky completed 36 of 57 passes for 355 yards.
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    Fluellen had 10 tackles and two sacks.
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    Vaughn recorded 18 tackles and two interceptions.
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    Ross caught 24 balls for 314 yards and a touchdown.