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Loiseau Still Chasing NFL Dream

Stephan Lockwood ’14, Staff Writer

Shawn Loiseau has been spotted on campus this semester, and a few heads have turned in disbelief to see him.

Loiseau’s exposure from the National Football League draft and NFL combine has hit an all-time high for any football player at Merrimack. The highly motivated middle line backer from Shrewsbury, is a listed free agent and is still working hard and itching for another shot at the NFL. Loiseau was active when training camp for the Houston Texans began.

He also played in preseason games as a Texan. “I am still chasing the dream that I’ve always wanted a shot at since I was a little boy,” he said recently. “Playing with the Texans was an all-around great experience, from coming from Merrimack to the NFL,” said Loiseau. “Another great experience was getting the chance to play with guys with Division I experience like Brian Cushing, Adrian Foster, and Andre Johnson. “The experience coming out for my first NFL game in front of 70,000 fans, and being in an NFL uniform — it was like nothing I ever felt before.

“But I am still chasing my dream in the NFL; my agent has been in contact with NFL teams,” he said. “Next semester I will be finishing up classes here at Merrimack and graduating. After NFL is over I plan to pursue (work) in criminology.” He is still waiting for good news from his agent.

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