Hillsdale College Release
Aug. 29, 2005. — Hillsdale College senior Chad Gurica (Adiran, Mich.) was named the GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 1 of play in the 2005 season, as announced by the conference office Monday morning.
Gurica, a starting cornerback and kick returner for the Chargers, took the second-half kickoff back 95 yards for a touchdown to highlight his terrific season debut against the University of Indianapolis. The return itself was highlight-reel material, as Gurica worked his way around a pile of defenders, cut upfield, and outran two Indianapolis defenders on his way to the end zone. Gurica, a co-captain, finished with 113 total return yards, and also had five tackles and an interception on defense. Hillsdale eventually lost Saturday’s game to the Greyhounds, 29-21. The kickoff return touchdown was the second of Gurica’s career, the first coming Sept. 6, 2003 against Ferris State University.
Gurica is a two-time honorable mention All-GLIAC selection, and has finished fourth on the Chargers in tackles each of the past two seasons. Gurica played for coach Bill Kohn at Adrian High School.