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32. Derland Moore

Derland Moore was a walk-on at Oklahoma, and he went from unrecruited to a Second Round Pick.  It was the New Orleans Saints who chose him, and they held on to the defensive player for well over a decade.

Moore played off the bench as a rookie, and he was in as the starting Right Defensive Tackle from 1974 to 1981.  Moore moved to Left Defensive End in 1982, and then to Nose Tackle in 1982, where he stayed for three seasons. 

Moore signed with the New York Jets after the 1985 season, but he only played one game there, and he retired shortly after.  While records were not kept, Moore had over 40 “unofficial” Sacks over his career.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2nd Round, 29th Overall in the NFL Draft 1/30/73.
  • Departed: Signed with the New York Jets before the 1986 Season.
  • Games Played: 170
  • Notable Statistics:

    146 Games Started
    1 Interception
    7 Fumble Recoveries
    6 Fumble Recovery Yards
    48.0 Quarterback Sacks*
    65 Approximate Value

    *Sacks were not a stat until 1982 but were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981.

  • Played For: New Orleans Saints
  • Major Accolades and Awards: None
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