A former standout in the Canadian Football League, Dexter McCoil will play his second season with the Chargers in 2017. McCoil appeared in all 16 games during his first NFL season in 2016, while making two starts. He recorded 24 tackles and an interception for the Bolts
McCoil’s cousin is former New York Giants cornerback Corey Webster.
TRANSACTION HISTORY: Signed with Chargers, Jan. 13, 2016.
2016: Led team with two special teams tackles Nov. 13 vs. Miami, including stop at 17 following kickoff...pass defensed forced three-and-out and offense responded with TD for 7-0 lead...ended 21-13 win Nov. 27 at Houston with first NFL interception on “Hail Mary” in end zone on final play of game off Brock Osweiler.
CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Most Outstanding Defensive Player for 2015 Grey Cup Champion Edmonton Eskimos...led team with 76 tackles...also three interceptions, two sacks, forced fumble and seven special teams stops...CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie in 2014 after six interceptions and three defensive touchdowns.
ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Played in five games for Los Angeles Kiss, totaling 24 tackles, two passes defensed and an interception in 2014.
COLLEGE: Invited to play in 2013 Casino Del Sol College All-Star game...first-team All-Conference USA as senior, second-team as junior and honorable mention as sophomore...Conference USA All-Freshman in 2009 and named to CollegeFootballNews.com’s honorable mention Freshman All-America Team...tied Conference USA record and set school mark with 18 career interceptions to go along with 316 tackles and 25 passes defensed...team’s Most Valuable Player in 2011 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl...played in 51 games with 44 starts...played at Tulsa from 2009-12...exercise and sports science major.
PERSONAL: Born in Metairie, La. ...two-time Class 3A state champion at Lutcher (La.) High...honorable mention all-state and district MVP as senior...all-district, all-metro and All-River Parish as junior and senior...second-cousin, Corey Webster, played cornerback for New York Giants from 2005-13.