Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Books & Biography
LAURENT DUVERNAY-TARDIF, a right guard for the New York Jets, is the only active NFL player with a medical degree. In 2018, one year after becoming the fourth?highest paid guard in NFL history, he graduated from McGill University. As a fixture on the offensive line, Laurent was an integral part of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl 2020 win. Just months after this victory, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, he stepped away from football to work as an orderly at a long-term care facility in the Montreal area. For his remarkable accomplishments on and off the field, Laurent was named co-winner of the Lou Marsh Trophy for top Canadian male athlete and co-recipient of the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year award. He also received the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award. His scrubs and lab coat are on display in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.