Defender Johnnie Poe against Warren Moon

Saints defender Johnnie Poe rushes Warren Moon of the Oilers
Cornerback Johnnie Poe forces Oilers QB Warren Moon to unload his pass early.

New Orleans Saints Action from 1987 Preseason

Johnnie Poe, veteran Saints defender leaps high to block a Warren Moon pass. Poe joined the Saints in 1981 as a 6th-round draft pick from the University of Missouri and played with them through the 1987 season. He had a total of 17 interceptions during those years and 2 pick-sixes. His best year came in 1983 when he led the defense with 7 interceptions and 1 touchdown but he’s probably best remembered for his 61-yard touchdown return of blocked San Fransisco 49er field goal in 1987. It was one of the few times in the 80s that the Saints defeated a 49er team.

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