Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Earns Medical Doctorate from McGill University

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistMay 29, 2018

Kansas City Chiefs offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (76) during a preseason NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
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Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is set to graduate from McGill University Faculty of Medicine on Tuesday.

Duvernay-Tardif posted a commencement picture on Twitter celebrating his new title of doctor:

Laurent D. Tardif @LaurentDTardif

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. #LDTMD #graduation #passion #nfl #chiefs https://t.co/j4oD1BCuXJ

The Chiefs selected the 27-year-old from Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, out of McGill in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL draft.

While working on his doctorate, he's also developed into one of the league's best guards. Pro Football Focus graded him as the 15th-best player at the position during the 2017 season.

In all, he's appeared in 41 games and made 38 starts across the past three years. He signed a five-year contract extension with Kansas City last February.


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