Chiefs lineman Duvernay-Tardif graduates from med school
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif can finally put away the medical books for a while and spend all his free time studying up his playbook.
Duvernay-Tardif graduated from McGill University's medical school on Tuesday.
The Chiefs picked Duvernay-Tardif in the sixth round of the 2014 draft, but despite playing at a smaller Canadian school, he quickly earned a starting job. But he never gave up his pursuit of medicine, spending time each offseason doing school work and hospital rotations.
Duvernay-Tardif posted a photo of himself on social media after commencement wearing a lab coat with ''Dr. Duvernay-Tardif'' across the back and his No. 76 in Chiefs colors. ''This is it!'' he said. ''Today I become a doctor! It also marks the beginning of a great new adventure.''
Duvernay-Tardif plans to begin his medical career after his playing days are over. He signed a $41.25 million, five-year contract to remain with the Chiefs last offseason.
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