Shawn Loiseau
No. 59     Indianapolis Colts
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-10-10) October 10, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
High School: Shrewsbury (MA)
Career information
College: Merrimack
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Indianapolis Colts ( 2012–present)
Roster status: Practice squad
Career highlights and awards
*2× Division II All-American (2010, 2011)
  • NE-10 All-Conference (2009–2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012

Shawn Loiseau (pronounced low-EE-so;[needs IPA] born October 10, 1989) is an American football linebacker who is currently signed to the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad. He is one of the most decorated student-athletes in Merrimack College history, and became the first Merrimack Warrior ever to sign a NFL deal.[1]

Early yearsEdit

A native of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Loiseau attended Shrewsbury High School, where he set team record with 136 tackles as a senior in 2007. He was named Massachusetts Defensive Player of the Year and helped his team to a state championship, but was ignored by Division I schools because of an assault and battery conviction in his junior year.[2]

He played college football at Merrimack College. Loiseau finished his career with 382 tackles, including 377 in his final three seasons, ranking him first all-time in school history. He broke the school record for tackles in a season with 133 in 2010 and was named 2nd team All-American. Loiseau was twice named Northeast-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year, marking the first time a Merrimack player earned that award on two occasions.[1]

Professional careerEdit

2012 NFL DraftEdit

Projected as a seventh-round selection, Loiseau was listed as the No. 9 inside linebacker available in the 2012 NFL Draft.[3] Sports Illustrated described him as a "tough-run defending linebacker who is best in the box", who, however, "struggles in anything other than zone coverage."[4]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft ½ in 244 lb 4.81 s 1.75 s 2.85 s 4.21 s 7.31 s 33 in 9 ft 2 in

Loiseau was signed by the Houston Texans on May 14, 2012 after going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft.[5] The Texans released Loiseau on September 1, 2012.[6]


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