Former football player Derland Moore has passed away

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former NFL player Derland Moore has passed away. He was 68.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. He passed away on Sept. 24th.

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Prior to his passing, Moore was dealing with an illness.

The former Oklahoma Sooner was a second-round draft pick by the New Orleans Saints in the 1973 NFL Draft. At the time, he was the highest walk-on to be drafted in NFL history.

A few years ago that changed with the Cleveland Browns used the No. 1 overall pick on Baker Mayfield in the 2018 NFL Draft. Mayfield was a two-time walk-on — at Texas Tech and Oklahoma, who was a Heisman Trophy winner in 2017.

Moore played for the Saints and the Jets in his career. He played for the Saints from 1973 through 1985. 

In addition, he played for the Jets during the 1986 season. 

In 1980, he led the team in sacks. During the 1983 season with the Saints, he played in his lone Pro Bowl appearance. 

He is a member of the Saints Hall of Fame. Moore was named to the team’s 40th and 50th anniversary team. 

Moore was also inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. He is also considered one of the Top 100 Sooners in team history. 

According to NOLA.com, Moore is survived by his wife Frannie. He’s also survived by his children Michelle, Brad, and Chip, along with six grandchildren.

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