New Orleans Saints Flashback: Steve Korte
Steve Korte, an offensive lineman from the University of Arkansas, was a solid offensive lineman, and key contributor on a number of successful teams for the New Orleans Saints.
Korte was selected with the 38th-overall pick, in the second round of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Saints.
The Saints did not have a first round pick in 1983, as it was traded to the Green Bay Packers the year prior for the draft rights to defensive lineman Bruce Clark.
A native of Denver, Colorado, Korte played seven years for the Saints, from 1983-1989.
The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Korte played in all 16 games, all as a reserve, during his rookie year, before becoming a starter, at both center and right guard, during the 1984 campaign.
Korte then became exclusively a center in 1985 and 1986, starting 28 games, before an injury limited him to only three games in 1987.
A starter again in 1988, Korte played in all 16 games, before playing in five more in 1989, prior to retiring.
In a 7-year stint with the Saints, Korte played in 83 games, starting 63.
Korte was a member of Saints' teams that went 31-16 from 1987-1989, including a 12-3 record in 1987, when the franchise appeared in their first-ever playoff game.
A strong man, Korte, who was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor in 2015, bench pressed 585 pounds during his college days at Arkansas.
Korte's son, Steven Korte, played college football at LSU.