Former WSU Football Player Serxho Guraleci Passed Away this MorningJanuary 21, 2013
Former Wayne State University football student-athlete Serxho Guraleci passed away this morning while at an off-campus workout facility in Macomb County.
Guraleci, who completed his athletic eligibility last November, was a four-year (2009-12) defensive tackle for the Warriors who played in all 48 games during his career starting 25 times.
"This is a devastating loss for the Wayne State football family," stated head football coach Paul Winters. "Serxho was loved by everyone. We are all having a hard time understanding this. We will surely miss him."
He was a 2012 All-GLIAC Second Team selection by the league's head coaches.
At last months WSU Football Banquet, Guraleci was presented the WSU Football Courtney "Cortez" Smith award, which is presented to the WSU football student-athlete who best exemplifies what Smith stood for - "It's all about Character."
He was still enrolled at WSU this semester completing degree requirements in kinesiology and secondary education. He earned Wayne State Academic accolades four different semesters and GLIAC All-Academic Team recognition every year he could have been so honored.
The athletic department has arranged for grief counseling.
Visitation and service information will be released at a later time.
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