POSITION: Defensive tackle/Nose tackle
BORN: October 7, 1951
JOINED SAINTS: NFL draft: 1973 / Round: 2 / Pick: 29
YEARS WITH SAINTS: 1973-1985
Derland Moore's Career Background
Former Saints defensive tackle Derland Moore was enshrined in the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame in 1991 after a 13-year career with the Black and Gold.
Moore, 6'4, 250 lbs, was originally selected by the Saints in the second round (29th overall) of the 1973 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma, becoming the highest drafted walk-on (originally on a track scholarship) at the time coming out of the storied program, until fellow Sooner Baker Mayfield was selected first overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. A staple in the New Orleans defensive line, Moore played in 169 games with the Saints. The Poplar Bluff, Missouri native led the team in sacks in 1980 and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1983. His achievements with the team earned him a spot on the New Orleans Saints All-50th Team.
Moore passed away in 2020 at the age of 68 due to a lengthy illness.
Derland Moore's Career Honors
Pro Bowl – 1983
New Orleans Saints 40th Anniversary Team
New Orleans Saints 50th Anniversary Team
New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame