Former McGill Redmen, Duvernay-Tardif, about to be paid as one of the ‘best in the league’

Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (76). David Eulitt

Former McGill Redmen, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, is reported to have signed a five-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs for $41.25 million – $20 million of that is guaranteed for the 6th round pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Duvernay-Tardif was set for free agency in 2018.

For the past two years, he has been the starting right guard for the Chiefs. He started 27 games of a possible 32 in the regular-season.

Originally from Mont-St-Hilaire, QC, the 6’5 and 321lbs guard played his high school football at College Andre-Grasset, was a two-time U Sports All-Canadian, and was rated as the top-ranked selection for the 2014 CFL Draft in all three of their rankings. He held his own pro-day where NFL and CFL scouts attended.

A co-captain with the McGill Redmen, he captured the prestigious Metras trophy as the most outstanding lineman U Sports football in 2013 and followed that by being one of two U Sports players picked to play in the 2014 East-West Shrine Game, a showcase primarily for graduating NCAA seniors.

As a fourth-year student at McGill, in his third year of medical school after a year of pre-med, he earned Academic All-American status, in addition to making the Principal’s Student-athlete Honour Roll and meriting U Sports Top 8 Academic All-Canadian honours from Governor-General David Johnston in 2013.

And while this new contract should keep in comfortable for quite some time, he is working to complete his medical degree and will practice as a doctor upon retirement.

Source: Terez A. Paylor, The Kansas City Star


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