Edward McNicoll was an All-American at the University of California at Davis.
In 1988 he recorded 101 tackles to lead the team. He was selected first-team All- Northern California Athletic Conference.
UC Davis finished with a 7-3 overall record and 5-0 in the NCAA, advancing to the NCAA Division II playoffs. In his senior year, he was voted defensive captain by his teammates. He was awarded the "Jerry Norris Award" signifying being the most valuable and most inspirational team player.
Playing at the middle linebacker position, he was named the NCAC defensive player of the year and was chosen by the Football Gazette as an All-American.
A 1984 graduate from Oceana High School, he was a standout for the school's football and wrestling teams.
He was a member of the 1983 Oceana Northern California championship team.
Edward McNicoll
Edward McNicoll
Edward McNicoll (Contributed photo)

Following graduation he enrolled at College of San Mateo where he quickly made his mark in football. At CSM he was named the league's defensive player of the year.