Dexter McCoil and Bradley Bourgeois are making a national presence for TU athletics as they have both signed contracts with American professional sports franchises.
McCoil last played football for the Golden Hurricane in 2012. A linebacker from Louisiana, Dexter signed with the San Diego Chargers earlier this month. He signed with the Oakland Raiders after his senior year as an undrafted free agent and eventually ended up with the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League. McCoil had an instant impact, winning the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie award in 2014. After Edmonton won the CFL championship in 2015, McCoil entered a contract dispute with the club that made him eligible to sign with an NFL team. The Chargers signed him but if he fails to reach an extension, McCoil can rejoin Edmonton after this season. San Diego is hoping McCoil can replicate the success of their other former CFL players such as Dontrelle Inman and Cordarro Law.
Bourgeois, a soccer player from Cypress, TX, has signed to play with the Major League Soccer Club Houston Dynamo. Bradley is a defender who played his final season this year for TU. He started in every game of his TU career and scored seven goals, one assist and contributed to 25 shutouts for his career. The way the MLS usually works for players coming out of college is that they get signed with the club, work out with the team, and eventually try to work their way up through the club’s developmental leagues. It’s very early in Bourgeois’ career so there are no guarantees, but his contributions to TU’s team over the past four years would point in the general direction of his success.