Dexter McCoil

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Dexter McCoil
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McCoil with the Argonauts in 2021.
Texas State Bobcats
Position:Safeties coach
Personal information
Born: (1991-09-05) September 5, 1991 (age 31)
Metairie, Louisiana, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Lutcher (Lutcher, Louisiana)
Career history
As a player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:30
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:5
Career CFL statistics
Quarterback sacks:6
Special Teams Tackles:20
Career Arena statistics
Total tackles:13
Forced fumbles:0
Player stats at · ·

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.

Early years[edit]

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[1] He was named the District MVP following his senior season.[1] He was an honorable mention all-state in his senior season.[1] McCoil also earned the all-district, all-metro and all-River Parish honors following both his junior and senior seasons of high school.[1]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Dexter McCoil
Lutcher, Louisiana Lutcher High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 168 lb (76 kg) 4.6 (According to Jan 20, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 97 (WLB)   Rivals: NR (S), NR (National), 58 (Louisiana)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "2009 Tulsa Football Commitments". Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  • "2009 Tulsa Football Recruiting Commits". Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  • " Team Recruiting Rankings". Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  • "2009 Team Ranking". Retrieved February 9, 2013.

College career[edit]

McCoil with Tulsa in 2012

McCoil was named the Defensive MVP following his performance in the 2011 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.[1] He also earned second-team all-Conference USA honors following his junior season.[2] Prior to his senior season, he was selected on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List[3] and also selected on the Jim Thorpe Award Watch List.[4] In his four seasons at Tulsa, he finished with a total of 315 tackles, 18 Interceptions, 43 passes defensed, and one forced fumble.[5]

Professional career[edit]

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.[6]

Los Angeles Kiss[edit]

On February 17, 2014, McCoil was assigned to the Los Angeles Kiss of the Arena Football League (AFL).[7] In 5 games for the Kiss, McCoil managed several splash plays, including half a sack, and an interception returned 14 yards for a touchdown.

Edmonton Eskimos[edit]

On May 31, 2014, he signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10]

San Diego / Los Angeles Chargers[edit]

McCoil with the Chargers in 2016.

On January 12, 2016, he signed with the San Diego Chargers.[11] The Chargers tried him out at linebacker and at safety during their off-season workouts.[12] 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.[13]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On October 9, 2017, McCoil was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers.[14] He was released on April 30, 2018.[15] He was re-signed by the 49ers on August 17, 2018.[16] He was waived on September 1, 2018.[17] He was re-signed again to the practice squad on September 27, 2018.[18] He was released on October 9, 2018.[19]

Los Angeles Chargers (II)[edit]

On January 2, 2019, McCoil was signed to the Los Angeles Chargers practice squad.[20]

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

On October 22, 2019 McCoil returned to the CFL, signing with the Calgary Stampeders near the end of the 2019 regular season.[21] 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[edit]

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.[22] 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.[23] He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.[24]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On June 28, 2021, McCoil signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[25]

Personal life[edit]

His second cousin is former cornerback Corey Webster.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Tulsa Golden Hurricane Profile". Archived from the original on January 24, 2013.
  2. ^ "Nine Tulsa Players Earn Conference USA First- or Second-team Football Honors". Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  3. ^ "Tulsa's Dexter McCoil Named to Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List". Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  4. ^ "Dexter McCoil on Jim Thorpe Award Watch List". Retrieved July 13, 2012.
  5. ^ "Dexter McCoil Tulsa Statistics".
  6. ^ "Versatile Dexter McCoil fills hybrid safety role for Chargers". May 19, 2016. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "KISS Assigned Former Tulsa Safety". Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  8. ^ "Esks add to camp roster". Retrieved May 31, 2014.
  9. ^ "Rising star: McCoil wins Most Outstanding Rookie Award". November 27, 2014. Archived from the original on November 28, 2014. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  10. ^ "McCoil, Esks reach contract settlement". December 5, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  11. ^ "Chargers Agree to Terms with CFL Standout Dexter McCoil". January 12, 2016. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  12. ^ "Dexter McCoil Stands Out at Offseason Program". April 25, 2016. Archived from the original on October 8, 2017. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  13. ^ Henne, Ricky (October 7, 2017). "Bolts Sign RB Andre Williams; Waive S Dexter McCoil". Archived from the original on June 3, 2018.
  14. ^ "49ers Claim DB Dexter McCoil, Waive DB Lorenzo Jerome". October 9, 2017. Archived from the original on December 11, 2017.
  15. ^ "49ers release LB Donavin Newsom, four others to reach roster limit". April 30, 2018.
  16. ^ "49ers Sign DB Dexter McCoil; Place S Terrell Williams Jr. on Injured Reserve". August 17, 2018.
  17. ^ "49ers Cut 21 Players, Get Roster Down to 53". September 1, 2018.
  18. ^ "49ers Place Jimmy Garoppolo on IR, Call up Nick Mullens and Announce Other Roster Moves". September 26, 2018.
  19. ^ "49ers Announce Several Practice Squad Roster Moves". October 9, 2018.
  20. ^ "Chargers sign S Dexter McCoil to practice squad". Chargers Wire. USA Today. January 2, 2019.
  21. ^ "Stamps sign Dexter McCoil to practice roster". October 22, 2019. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  22. ^ "PHASE 3: DEFENSIVE FRONT SEVEN DRAFT TRACKER". Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  23. ^ "XFL Live Stats".
  24. ^ Condotta, Bob (April 10, 2020). "XFL suspends operations, terminates all employees, but Jim Zorn says he has hopes league will continue". Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  25. ^ "ARGOS ADD TRIO, INCLUDING FORMER ALL-STAR DEXTER MCCOIL SR". June 28, 2021. Retrieved June 28, 2021.

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