Derland Moore - New Orleans Saints Legends

Derland Moore - Defensive Lineman - New Orleans Saints Legends

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw rolls out of the pocket looking for a receiver as New Orleans Saints defenders Elois Grooms (78) and Derland Moore apply the pressure in the Superdome in New Orleans on Oct. 6, 1981. Terry and the Steelers prevailed 20-6.

Derland Moore

COLLEGE: Oklahoma

POSITION: Defensive tackle/Nose tackle

BORN: October 7, 1951

JOINED SAINTS: NFL draft: 1973 / Round: 2 / Pick: 29


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