Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was already something of a rarity. The first practising medical doctor to play in the NFL, the Montrealer became the ninth Canadian-born player in league history (and only the fourth non-kicker or punter) to win the Super Bowl when the Kansas City Chiefs topped the San Francisco 49ers by a 31-20 score on Sunday night.
Born in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, but raised in Montreal, Duvernay-Tardif spent eight years at McGill, balancing his studies and playing career. He was one of the more prolific offensive linemen in Canadian college history, and was drafted by the Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL draft.
He has been a regular starter for Kansas City since the 2015 season.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid’s mother also graduated from McGill’s medical school.
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