(Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Former Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand is back in the game.

Lewand, who parted ways with the Lions six years ago, is becoming part of the new spring football league, Major League Football, in the role of special executive consultant. Lewand will assist Major League Football president and CEO Frank Murtha. The league is set to kick off in spring 2022.

“Tom’s experience as a key executive in the NFL, and business, elevates our entire executive team. His NFL contacts built up over many years will further aid our complementary relationship with the NFL and its teams,” Murtha said in a statement.

The league is currently looking to include six teams in cities that don’t have National Football League or Major League Baseball franchises.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio. She started on the airwaves shortly after graduating from MSU. Anne has a passion for rock and metal, and she also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson! Anne covers the Detroit, Philadelphia and Las Vegas markets and beyond.