Dexter McCoil

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Dexter McCoil
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McCoil in 2016
Free agent
Position: Safety
Personal information
Born: (1991-09-05) September 5, 1991 (age 27)
Metairie, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Lutcher (Lutcher, Louisiana)
College: Tulsa
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles: 30
Forced fumbles: 0
Fumble recoveries: 0
Pass deflections: 5
Interceptions: 1
Player stats at
Career Arena statistics
Total tackles: 13
Sacks: 0.5
Interceptions: 1
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at

Dexter McCoil (born September 5, 1991) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Tulsa.

He also played for the Los Angeles Kiss and Edmonton Eskimos.

Early years

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 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  • "2009 Tulsa Football Recruiting Commits". Retrieved 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  • " Team Recruiting Rankings". Retrieved 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  • "2009 Team Ranking". Retrieved 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

College career

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

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

On February 17, 2014, McCoil was assigned to the Los Angeles Kiss of the Arena Football League (AFL).[7]

Edmonton Eskimos

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. 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.[10]

San Diego / Los Angeles Chargers

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

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]

Personal life

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". 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". Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  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. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  13. ^ Henne, Ricky (October 7, 2017). "Bolts Sign RB Andre Williams; Waive S Dexter McCoil".
  14. ^ "49ers Claim DB Dexter McCoil, Waive DB Lorenzo Jerome". October 9, 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.

External links

  • Tulsa Golden Hurricane bio
  • Edmonton Eskimos bio
  • Los Angeles Chargers bio
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