Shawn Loiseau ('12) Rejoins Indianapolis Colts, Signs Free Agent NFL Contract
Loiseau Rejoins Indianapolis Colts, Signs Free Agent Contract
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Former Merrimack College football linebacker Shawn Loiseau (Shrewsbury, Mass.) is returning to the National Football League (NFL) ranks after signing a free agent contract to return to the Indianapolis Colts, it was announced Monday.
Loiseau returns to the Colts after nearly cracking the 53-man roster last summer in training camp. The former Northeast-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference selection will be inking his fourth NFL contract and fifth in professional football following previous stints with the Houston Texans (2012), Indianapolis (2012, 13), and most recently, the Los Angeles Kiss of the Arena Football League.
After wrapping up his career with the Navy and Gold as arguably the most talented player on the defensive side of the ball in school history, Loiseau signed with the Houston Texans and made his presence felt in their training camp in May of 2012.
Those efforts helped earned him a spot on the Colts' practice squad after the Texans released him out of camp, and he was one of the very last cuts made that year after making 12 tackles in Indianapolis' final preseason game. Loiseau appeared poised to crack the Colts' 53-man roster last summer before suffering an injury toward the end of training camp in 2013.
Most recently, Loiseau wrapped up a strong showing toward the end of the 2014 Arena Football League (AFL) season, where he totaled 23 tackles (16 solo), four tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and two passes defended in five games played for the LA Kiss. Those numbers helped earn a return to Indy, where he hopes to solidify a spot on the Colts' 53-man roster.
The Shrewsbury, Massachusetts native wrapped up his career with Second-Team All-America honors and ranked second nationally with a school-record 133 tackles (1st/NE-10) as a senior. He also ranked first nationally in solo tackles per game (7.2) back in 2011, and is the school's leader in career tackles (382).