Chiefs RG Duvernay-Tardif earns medical doctorate

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Kansas City Chiefs right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif completed an eight-year process to become a doctor on Tuesday.

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 @mcgillu 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.

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Dane Brugler
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I remember when I chatted with LDT prior to the 2014 NFL Draft, we had to plan it around his pediatric rotation (7 am-5 pm) then his workout, dinner, homework and film study.

Great story of discipline, perseverance and staying true to his goals. Much deserved honor.



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