Shrewsbury's Loiseau Signs With Colts

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Shrewsbury's Shawn Loiseau has been signed to the Colts.
Shrewsbury's Shawn Loiseau has been signed to the Colts. Photo Credit: Indianapolis Colts

SHREWSBURY, Mass. — Shrewsbury High School grad Shawn Loiseau has been signed by the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.

Loiseau, 23, had been signed as a linebacker by the Houston Texans, but he was cut Aug. 31. He had been a free agent since then.

According to a report published by CBS's Houston affiliate at the time of Loiseau's sighing with the Texans, the 6-foot, 239-pound linebacker had his share of bumps and bruises growing up.

When he was 17, he was reportedly assaulted by several attackers and struck in the head with a crowbar. He fought back hard enough to put one of them in a coma, and was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon (the weapon in question being the ground).

He was kicked out of school, pleading guilty – and sentenced to two years probation – in order to return as a senior.

Loiseau was a two-time Central Massachusetts All-Star and Massachusetts Defensive Player of the Year at Shrewsbury High School. He set the team record with 136 tackles in 2007.

He played for Merrimack College, where he set a single-season school record with 123 tackles as a sophomore, which was tops in the Northeast-10. The linebacker finished his career with 382 tackles, also a school record. Loiseau was Northeast-10 Defensive Player of the Year, a First-Team All-Conference performer and was the first Merrimack player to sign an NFL contract.

Loiseau is assigned to the Colts' eight-man practice squad, wearing No. 59.

The Colts play the New England Patriots Sunday in Foxboro.

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