|Texas State Bobcats|
|Born:||September 5, 1991|
Metairie, Louisiana, U.S.
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school:||Lutcher (Lutcher, Louisiana)|
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|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
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|Career Arena statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · CFL.ca · ArenaFan.com|
Dexter McCoil Sr. (born September 5, 1991) is a gridiron football coach and former safety, who is the current safeties coach for the Texas State Bobcats. He played college football at Tulsa. McCoil played professionally for the Los Angeles Kiss, Edmonton Eskimos, Los Angeles Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Calgary Stampeders, St. Louis BattleHawks and Toronto Argonauts.
McCoil attended Lutcher High School in Lutcher, Louisiana, where he helped lead the Bulldogs to the 2008 3A State Championship. He was ranked as the 58th top prospect in the state of Louisiana by Rivals.com. He was named the District MVP following his senior season. He was an honorable mention all-state in his senior season. McCoil also earned the all-district, all-metro and all-River Parish honors following both his junior and senior seasons of high school.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Lutcher, Louisiana||Lutcher High School||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||168 lb (76 kg)||4.6 (According to scout.com)||Jan 20, 2009|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 97 (WLB) Rivals: NR (S), NR (National), 58 (Louisiana)|
McCoil was named the Defensive MVP following his performance in the 2011 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. He also earned second-team all-Conference USA honors following his junior season. Prior to his senior season, he was selected on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List and also selected on the Jim Thorpe Award Watch List. In his four seasons at Tulsa, he finished with a total of 315 tackles, 18 Interceptions, 43 passes defensed, and one forced fumble.
McCoil went undrafted following the conclusion of the 2013 NFL Draft. McCoil attended the Oakland Raiders rookie minicamp but failed to make the final cut on the preseason 90 man roster.
Los Angeles Kiss
On February 17, 2014, McCoil was assigned to the Los Angeles Kiss of the Arena Football League (AFL). In 5 games for the Kiss, McCoil managed several splash plays, including half a sack, and an interception returned 14 yards for a touchdown.
On May 31, 2014, he signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He won the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award in 2014 for recording 67 tackles, four sacks and tying for the league lead with six interceptions. McCoil and the Eskimos had a contract dispute during the 2015 CFL season as he claimed that he was not offered the 1-year contract (with a player option to extend to 2 years), rather he claimed the Eskimos only offered him the minimum 2-year contract. On the field McCoil continued to be a key cog in the Eskimos defense recording 76 defensive tackles, two sacks, three interceptions and a fumble recovery. On December 6, 2015, after winning the 103rd Grey Cup to close the season, the Eskimos announced they had reached a settlement of all outstanding matters with Dexter McCoil, the CFL and the CFLPA. Starting on May 1, 2016, McCoil was free to attempt to sign with an NFL team. In the event that McCoil was unsuccessful in securing an NFL standard player contract for the 2016 NFL season, he entered into an agreement to play for the Eskimos for the 2016 and 2017 CFL seasons.
San Diego / Los Angeles Chargers
On January 12, 2016, he signed with the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers tried him out at linebacker and at safety during their off-season workouts. On September 3, 2016, he was listed on the Chargers' final 53-man roster. McCoil made his first start at safety for the Chargers on September 25, 2016, against the Indianapolis Colts. He played in all 16 games with two starts, recording 25 tackles, five passes defensed and one interception. On October 7, 2017, McCoil was waived by the Chargers.
San Francisco 49ers
On October 9, 2017, McCoil was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers. He was released on April 30, 2018. He was re-signed by the 49ers on August 17, 2018. He was waived on September 1, 2018. He was re-signed again to the practice squad on September 27, 2018. He was released on October 9, 2018.
Los Angeles Chargers (II)
On January 2, 2019, McCoil was signed to the Los Angeles Chargers practice squad.
On October 22, 2019 McCoil returned to the CFL, signing with the Calgary Stampeders near the end of the 2019 regular season. In two games played, McCoil managed 2 tackles on defense, 3 more on special teams, and an interception. Following Calgary's playoff defeat, during which McCoil put up 4 more defensive tackles and two more special teams stops, he was cut on November 25, 2019.
St. Louis BattleHawks
On October 16, 2019, several days prior to signing with the Stampeders, McCoil was drafted by the St. Louis BattleHawks in the fourth round of the defensive backs phase of the 2020 XFL Draft. In 5 games played, McCoil finished tied for 3rd in the league in tackles (alongside several other players including teammate Terence Garvin) with 36, in addition to a quarterback sack. He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.
On June 28, 2021, McCoil signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.
His second cousin is former cornerback Corey Webster.
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- ^ "Nine Tulsa Players Earn Conference USA First- or Second-team Football Honors". tulsahurricane.com. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
- ^ "Tulsa's Dexter McCoil Named to Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List". tulsahurricane.com. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
- ^ "Dexter McCoil on Jim Thorpe Award Watch List". tulsahurricane.com. Retrieved July 13, 2012.
- ^ "Dexter McCoil Tulsa Statistics". sports-reference.com.
- ^ "Versatile Dexter McCoil fills hybrid safety role for Chargers". espn.com. May 19, 2016. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
- ^ "KISS Assigned Former Tulsa Safety". arenafootball.com. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
- ^ "Esks add to camp roster". esks.com. Retrieved May 31, 2014.
- ^ "Rising star: McCoil wins Most Outstanding Rookie Award". cfl.ca. November 27, 2014. Archived from the original on November 28, 2014. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
- ^ "McCoil, Esks reach contract settlement". CFL.ca. December 5, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
- ^ "Chargers Agree to Terms with CFL Standout Dexter McCoil". Chargers.com. January 12, 2016. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
- ^ "Dexter McCoil Stands Out at Offseason Program". Chargers.com. April 25, 2016. Archived from the original on October 8, 2017. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
- ^ Henne, Ricky (October 7, 2017). "Bolts Sign RB Andre Williams; Waive S Dexter McCoil". Chargers.com. Archived from the original on June 3, 2018.
- ^ "49ers Claim DB Dexter McCoil, Waive DB Lorenzo Jerome". 49ers.com. October 9, 2017. Archived from the original on December 11, 2017.
- ^ "49ers release LB Donavin Newsom, four others to reach roster limit". Sacbee.com. April 30, 2018.
- ^ "49ers Sign DB Dexter McCoil; Place S Terrell Williams Jr. on Injured Reserve". 49ers.com. August 17, 2018.
- ^ "49ers Cut 21 Players, Get Roster Down to 53". 49ers.com. September 1, 2018.
- ^ "49ers Place Jimmy Garoppolo on IR, Call up Nick Mullens and Announce Other Roster Moves". 49ers.com. September 26, 2018.
- ^ "49ers Announce Several Practice Squad Roster Moves". 49ers.com. October 9, 2018.
- ^ "Chargers sign S Dexter McCoil to practice squad". Chargers Wire. USA Today. January 2, 2019.
- ^ "Stamps sign Dexter McCoil to practice roster". CFL.ca. October 22, 2019. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
- ^ "PHASE 3: DEFENSIVE FRONT SEVEN DRAFT TRACKER". www.xfl.com. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
- ^ "XFL Live Stats".
- ^ Condotta, Bob (April 10, 2020). "XFL suspends operations, terminates all employees, but Jim Zorn says he has hopes league will continue". SeattleTimes.com. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
- ^ "ARGOS ADD TRIO, INCLUDING FORMER ALL-STAR DEXTER MCCOIL SR". argonauts.ca. June 28, 2021. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
- 1991 births
- Living people
- People from Metairie, Louisiana
- Players of American football from Louisiana
- American football safeties
- Tulsa Golden Hurricane football players
- Canadian Football League Rookie of the Year Award winners
- Edmonton Elks players
- Incarnate Word Cardinals football coaches
- Los Angeles Kiss players
- San Diego Chargers players
- Los Angeles Chargers players
- San Francisco 49ers players
- Calgary Stampeders players
- Canadian football linebackers
- St. Louis BattleHawks players
- Toronto Argonauts players
- Texas State Bobcats football coaches