EDMONTON - Dexter McCoil couldn’t have scripted a much better start to his first season of professional football.
The rookie Edmonton Eskimos linebacker has become a fixture at the WIL linebacker spot, taking over for the injured J.C. Sherritt and helping his team to a 5-1 start to the season.
But before coming to the CFL, the first chapter of the 22-year-old’s pro career was being written earlier this year in training camp with the Arena Football League’s upstart L.A. KISS.
Owned by a group comprised of KISS band members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, as well as band manager Doc McGhee, among others, their franchise season wrapped up in July with a playoff-missing 3-15 record.