|No. 59 Indianapolis Colts|
|Date of birth:October 10, 1989|
|Place of birth: Shrewsbury, Massachusetts|
|High School: Shrewsbury (MA)|
|Undrafted in 2012|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*Indianapolis Colts ( 2012–present)|
|Roster status: Practice squad|
|Career highlights and awards|
| *2× Division II All-American (2010, 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.
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.
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.
2012 NFL DraftEdit
Projected as a seventh-round selection, Loiseau was listed as the No. 9 inside linebacker available in the 2012 NFL Draft. 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."
|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|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Former Warrior Shawn Loiseau Signed To The Indianapolis Colts Practice Squad
- ↑ 10 Things you Didn’t Know About Texans Rookie ILB Shawn Loiseau
- ↑ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/draft-2012/breakdowns/by_position/ILB.html/
- ↑ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/draft-2012/players/91313.html
- ↑ "Houston Texans: Shawn Loiseau". Houston Texans.
- ↑ "Jacques Cesaire, 3 other locals, NFL cuts". Worcester, Massachusetts Telegram & Gazette.