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Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is Dr. LDT to you as of Tuesday

The Chiefs offensive lineman will finally earn his medical degree

Kansas City Chiefs right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif will officially become a doctor Tuesday, per his official Twitter account. The tweet features a photo of Duvernay-Tardif in a white coat with his Chiefs number and “Dr. Duvernay-Tardif” printed on the back.

Duvernay-Tardif is graduating from McGill University in Montreal, where he earned his medical degree.

Duvernay-Tardif spoke to NFL Canada about his graduation Tuesday.

“Right after graduation, I’m going back to Kansas City [OTAs] and starting again tomorrow morning,” he said. “The season is right around the corner. In terms of medicine, I think I just want to give myself a year in order to think about how I’m going to be able to manage residency because it’s hard to do part-time residency with an NFL career at the same time.

“I also want to enjoy the moment right now and really focus 100 percent on football because we know the Chiefs 2018 season is going to be big.”

In what was probably my favorite moment in my journalism career to date, I had the opportunity to travel to Montreal in 2016 to cover Duvernay-Tardif’s journey. I titled the long-form story, A Tale of Two Passions.

My old friends at also produced a Chiefs Kingdom Short on Duvernay-Tardif, which you may watch below or at the link here. Trust me when I say it’s fantastic and worth the 10 minutes of your time.

Duvernay-Tardif had plans to add M.D. to his jersey earlier this offseason, but whether that happens for 2018 remains to be seen.

Either way, it’s Dr. LDT to you.

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