Kansas City Chiefs right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is being honored in his home country of Quebec, Canada. He became both the first Doctor and Quebecer to win a Super Bowl with his victory in Super Bowl LIV. According to a recent press release, the president of Quebec’s National Assembly and his fellow parliamentarians will present the Medal of Honor to Duvernay-Tardif this afternoon.
“Remember that on February 2, 2020, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif of the Kansas City Chiefs participated in the National Football League’s final game, abbreviated by his acronym NFL, and won the 54 th (LIV) Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers by the mark of 31 to 20,” The press release read (as translated by Google). “He is the first Quebecer to win this great championship and to lift the Vince-Lombardi trophy.”
Duvernay-Tardif joined the Chiefs as a sixth-rounder out of McGill University in 2014. After a season of learning and development, he took over as the starting right guard for the team. He did so all while studying for his medical degree, which he completed in May of 2018.
In Week 5 of 2018, Duvernay-Tardif suffered a season-ending leg injury. He bounced back from his injury in 2019 and started in 14 regular-season games, two playoff games and Super Bowl 54.