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LAURENT DUVERNAY-TARDIF, a right guard for the New York Jets, is the only active NFL player with a medical degree. In 2018, a year after becoming the fourth?highest paid guard in NFL history, he graduated from McGill University. As a fixture on the offensive line, Duvernay-Tardif was an integral part of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl 2020 win. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, he stepped away from football to work as an orderly at a long-term care facility. For his remarkable accomplishments on and off the field, Duvernay-Tardif 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. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif’s scrubs and lab coat are on display in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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