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That's Dr. Duvernay-Tardif to you: Chiefs lineman graduates from medical school

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif receives doctorate in medicine from McGill University

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, the Chiefs' starting right guard, took part in a graduation ceremony on Tuesday at McGill University in Montreal, where he obtained his doctorate in medicine.
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Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, the Chiefs' starting right guard, took part in a graduation ceremony on Tuesday at McGill University in Montreal, where he obtained his doctorate in medicine.

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif could be paged next season.

Duvernay-Tardif, the Chiefs' starting right guard, took part in a graduation ceremony on Tuesday at McGill University in Montreal, where he obtained his doctorate in medicine.

The degree completes seven years of study.

“This is it! Today I become a doctor!” Duvernay-Tardif announced on his Twitter account.

Duvernay-Tardif planned a medical, not an NFL, career when he enrolled at McGill. But he became a sixth-round draft choice of the Chiefs in 2014, and the school created a plan that allowed him to finish his degree while playing football. He quickly returned to medical school after the team’s final losses.

Duvernay-Tardif had expressed an interest in adding “M.D.” to his No. 76 jersey, but Chiefs coach Andy Reid said two months ago he doesn’t think that will happen. “I’m not big on the other additions to the jerseys,” he said.

Kansas City Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif switched gears from Canadian medical school student to NFL guard. He spoke about the balance of caring for patients and playing football. Aug. 3, 2017.

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