| Oakland Raiders|
American football player
| (1991-09-05) September 5, 1991 (age 24)|
Tulsa Golden Hurricane football
Odell Willis, Adarius Bowman, J C Sherritt, Willie Jefferson, Henry Burris
Dexter McCoil Wikipedia
Dexter McCoil (born September 5, 1991) is an American football safety for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Tulsa.
He also played for the Los Angeles Kiss and Edmonton Eskimos.
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. He also earned the all-district, all-metro and all-River Parish honors following both his Junior and Senior seasons at high school.
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.
On February 17, 2014, McCoil was assigned to the Los Angeles Kiss of the Arena Football League (AFL).
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. Effective immediately and until May 1, 2016, McCoil is free to attempt to sign with an NFL team. Should McCoil be unsuccessful in securing an NFL standard player contract for the 2016 NFL season, he has entered into an agreement to play for the Eskimos for the 2016 and 2017 CFL seasons.
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.
His second cousin is former cornerback Corey Webster.