Canadian Kansas City Chiefs OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif graduates from McGill med school

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.

After more than seven years of studies, Duvernay-Tardif has graduated from McGill University’s medical school.

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. He never gave up his pursuit of medicine, spending time each off-season doing school work and hospital rotations.

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 off-season.