Detroit Lions’ front office man included on ‘NFL Forty Under Forty’ list

In a piece titled, “NFL 40 Under 40: The rising stars shaping the direction of the NFL,” Lindsay Jones, along with staff members of The Athletic, took a look around the league to find “some of the brightest rising stars across all facets of the NFL.”

Included in the piece was Detroit Lions Vice President of football operations, Mike Disner.

Here is what The Athletic said about Disner:

Title: Lions Vice President of football administration | Age: 35

The Lions’ vice president of football administration started out as a Patriots summer intern while working toward an economics degree and playing baseball at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. Disner worked in scouting for the Patriots after that, then transitioned to the NFL’s Management Council leading into the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Seven seasons as contract negotiator and cap analyst for the Cardinals and Lions rounds out his NFL resume.