Kansas City Chiefs right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif completed an
eight-year process to become a doctor.
Duvernay-Tardif graduated Tuesday morning from McGill University in
Montreal, where he earned his medical doctorate.
“This is it! Today I become a doctor! It also marks the beginning
of a great new adventure for all 2018 graduates of McGill Faculty
of Medicine,” Duvernay-Tardif posted on Twitter.
Duvernay-Tardif also noted that the medical degree is a “really
strong Plan B” while he continues his playing career.
The 27-year-old Quebec native was selected by the Chiefs in the
sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, with the team having full
understanding that he was in his third year of medical school.
Duvernay-Tardif has also done well for himself on the field,
signing a five-year, $41.25 million contract extension with the
Chiefs in 2017. He has started 38 games for Kansas City over the
last three seasons and played in 11 contests in 2017.