Canada’s Laurent Duvernay-Tardif retires from pro football | CBC Sports

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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.

Duvernay-Tardif played six NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2014 to 2019, and then parts of two seasons, in 2021 and 2022, with the New York Jets.

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.

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