Shawn Loiseau, ILB

School: Merrimack  |  Conference: EFC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 244 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2011 Season
The Massachusetts native solidified himself as one of the most dominant linebackers in Northeast-10 Conference history, finishing his career third in conference history with 382 tackles. Loiseau was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 along with first team All-Conference after breaking the 100 tackle plateau once again with 121 tackles. Loiseau ranked first in the conference and second in the country with 12.1 tackles per game during the Warriors 6-4 season. Loiseau ranked second on the team with 4.5 sacks and 10.5 tackles for a loss. The linebacker's best outing of the season came against Assumption as he recorded a career-high 22 tackles including two tackles for a loss and one sack. A three-time first team All-Conference selection, Loiseau became the first two-time Northeast-10 Defensive Player of the Year selection in Merrimack football history in 2011. Loiseau was named 2nd team All-American by Don Hansen and honorable mention All-American by D2 football during his junior season in which he recorded a school-record 133 tackles. Loiseau has been selected as an All-Region selection for three straight seasons, as he has led the Warriors and conference in tackles all three years. He has ranked second nationally in tackles per game two straight seasons and led the conference in total tackles both seasons.
2010 Season
Started in all ten games...Named Preseason All-American by Consensus Draft Services... Was named 2nd team All-American by Don Hansen and honorable mention All-American by D2 football...Northeast-10 defensive player of the year and 1st team All Conference performer...Ranked 2nd nationally and set a school record with 133 tackles which was tops in the Northeast-10 conference...Ranked 1st nationally in solo tackles per game (7.2)...Ranked 3rd in the conference with 11.5 tackles for loss and sacks with six...Recorded 18 tackles (10 solo, 8 assists) including 3.5 for a loss, 1.5 sacks and three quarterback hurries Vs. Saint Anselm (10/2)...Notched 16 tackles (11 solo, 5 assists) and one fumble recovery for a touchdown (50 yards) Vs. Southern Connecticut (11/6)...Recorded 16 or more tackles on three occasions Vs. Saint Anselm (10/2), Vs. Southern Connecticut (11/6) and at Pace (11/13)...Tallied three forced fumbles and five quarterback hurries on the season.
2009 Season
Started in all ten games...was named to the All-conference 1st team and was NE-10 Defensive Player of the Week...set a school record with 123 tackles which was tops in NE-10...ranked first in the NE-10 and T-1st the nation with 12.3 tackles per game...recorded a season-high 17 tackles (8 solo, 9 assists) against Bentley (10/3)...picked up his first career interception against Assumption (10/10)...notched a total of 1.5 sacks, his first career sack came against Southern Connecticut (10/30).
2008 Season
Appeared in five games as a freshman...tallied three tackles vs. Saint Anselm (10/10)...added a tackle vs. Bentley (10/18) and vs. Assumption (11/8).
High School
Two-time Central Mass all-star...Massachusetts Defensive Player of the Year...All State Super 26 team...two-time team MVP, homecoming MVP, and Thanksgiving game MVP...set team record with 136 tackles in 2007...added 280 rushing yards and six touchdowns...criminology major at Merrimack.
Born October 10, 1989...son of Paul and Denise Loiseau...has one sibling Cheyanne.
Latest News
04/23/2012 - Whether he is drafted or is an undrafted free agent (he'll watch the draft proceedings at his parents' house in Shrewsbury), Loiseau faces more challenges - competing against the bigger, faster, stronger players he's been told he can't hang with. He's prepared for any circumstance, loves to play special teams, which is where he would have to earn a roster spot, and can guarantee one thing to any team that gives him a chance. "They'll get a guy that's going to bring intensity and a high motor every single day,'' he said. "Football to me is life. The second I step on the football field and have the pads on, or the moment I come off the football field, my whole life revolves around football. My favorite thing to do outside of [play] football is I'm in the gym. "A lot of people make fun of me because my life is pretty boring - all I do is eat, sleep, and go to the gym and talk about football. But this is something I've wanted since I was a little boy, so whatever team picks me or whatever team I pick in the free agent process, is going to get a guy that comes ready to work every single day.'' "I coached [former Patriots, Eagles, Steelers, and Cardinals special teams standout] Sean Morey at Brown University, and one of the things that I always said about Sean was that what separated him was his work ethic and his heart; he had the heart of a lion,'' coach Perry said. "And I never thought I'd have another opportunity to coach a kid of that caliber again, and Shawn Loiseau is the same kind of kid. "The day he walked in [to Merrimack], he worked harder than anyone else on the field.'' - Shalise Manza Young, The Boston Globe

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