Who is Laurent Duvernay-Tardif?
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is a competitive football player in Canada. He is among the skilled and an outstanding player. He plays for the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL (National Football League). Besides, he is certified from medical. Before, he played college football from the McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Furthermore, he gained more achievement being a Knight of the National Order of Quebec.
Laurent was born on February 11, 1991, in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, with the birth sign of Aquarius. He was born to his father Francois Tardif, and his mother Guylaine Duvernay. Also, the Quebec cabinet minister, GUy Tardif, is his grandfather. He grew up in Quebec. From an early age, Laurent started playing football. He played football when he was fourteen. However, as he went on a trip along with family members, he came back after two years.
Besides, Laurent holds Canadian nationality, and as per ethnicity, he belongs to Caucasian. With the height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m), and weigh about 146 kg (321 lbs), he has been able to maintain his body fit and healthy.
For his education, firstly, he attended College Saint-Hillaire. After being certified from high school, he enrolled at McGill University. During his university, he became a representative of the McGill Redmen football team from the year 2010 to 2013. Moreover, during his senior year, he earned the award as P.Metras Trophy, in addition to being All-Canadian for the second successive season.
Laurent managed both medicine studies and football, extending his studies for eight years. He certified from his college in May 2018 with a Doctor in Medicine and Master in Surgery.
Professional Career of Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
Laurent confirmed the proposal to play in the 2014 East-West Shrine Game in the last month of 2013. He played his first game in 2014 is a member of the East team. His act in the game upgraded his draft stock. Then, in 2014, he showed up himself in Montreal, where nine NFL teams and four CFL teams came. Thus, in the end, he got 12th position as the best offensive tackle in the draft. Later, during the CFL draft, he became the best suitable player for the 2014 CFL Draft.
In 2014, the Kansas City Chief selected him as the sixth overall pick. During initiation, he was the tenth player to whom the Canadian University selected. He signed a four-year contract on May 14, 2014. Moreover, he got a chance to be trained by a head coach Andy Reid. Besides, the coach made him fifth offensive guard on the depth chart for starting the regular season.
Laurent started his career for the Kansas City on September 13, 2015. He played his first game in opposition to the Houston Texans. Likewise, during his 2016 season, he played in total 14 games as a right guard position.
More About His Career
Kansas City Chiefs extended contract with Laurent for five more years. On February 28, 2017, he signed a contract worth $42.36 million. Also, the contract had to sign a bonus of $10 million, and $20.20 million guaranteed.
During the 2018 season, Laurent played the first five games. Sadly, he suffered from a fractured fibula. While playing in week five, the incident occurred which made him be allocated on October 9. Andy Reid, his chief noted he is out for just some time of the season. Sadly, the injury got a bit worse and he could not play in the estimated time. As expected, Laurent could not come back, however, he returned in the mid of the first month of 2019. He played on the AFC Championship from the Kansas City Chiefs side, in opposition to the New England Patriots.
Furthermore, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif became able to overcome both his studies as well as a player. Being a medical graduate, he managed to play in the NFL and establish himself as an amazing player. Moreover, he is among the four-player who is an NFL player being in a medical field. Besides, he is only the player who is active until now.
Laurent has achieved awards and honors in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, he gained a J.P. Metras Trophy. Likewise, for two consecutive years, 2012 and 2013, he won the honor of CIS All-Canadian.
Personal Life of Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is not married. However, he is in a romantic relationship with Florence Dubemoreau. Laurent’s native language was French, so he was not fluent in the English language. Therefore, he took many English classes. During his English classes, he met Florence. Florence is certified with a master’s degree in art history from UQAM. Also, she is an author as well as an independent art commissioner.
As the couple met in a restaurant when Laurent went to practice English, Laurent added he was lucky to have the help of a really pretty waitress, Florence.
Laurent has been able to earn massive popularity from his professional career. Likewise, he also earns a handsome amount of money. He signed a five-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs worth $42,363,000. Moreover, his contract includes a $10 million signing bonus and an average salary of about $8 million.
Besides, as of 2020, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has an estimated net worth of $30 million.