Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is embarking on a new chapter of his life.
The 32-year-old from Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., has officially announced his retirement from professional football.
He was selected by Kansas City in the sixth round of the NFL draft in 2014 after playing at McGill University from 2010 to 2013.
The offensive linesman, who received his medical degree from McGill in 2018, won Super Bowl 54 with the Chiefs and then opted out of the 2020 season to volunteer at a Quebec long-term care facility during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic's first wave
The six-foot-five, 321-pound Duvernay-Tardif was one of five athletes recognized as "Sportsperson of the Year: The Activist Athlete" by Sports Illustrated in 2020.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 21, 2023.
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