Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif | Speaker at the C2 Montréal 2020 business conference
NFL Offensive Lineman, Graduate in Medicine
His meteoric rise has been so remarkable that the Kansas City Star called him “the most interesting man in the NFL.” And for good reason: not only does Laurent Duvernay-Tardif play for the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs, he is also a graduate of the prestigious McGill University Faculty of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery. In 2014, at age 23, Laurent became only the 10th Canadian — and first Quebecer since 2001 — to be drafted by an NFL team from a Canadian university. In his second season in Kansas City, the six-foot-five-inch, 330-pound player earned a starting position on the offensive line at right guard. Passionate about football, medicine and the arts, Laurent is also very involved in community outreach despite his gruelling schedule. In 2017, Laurent’s desire to give back to his community and to be engaged with children led him to co-create the LDT Foundation with his life partner, Florence Dubé-Moreau, and a team of young and enthusiastic professionals. Together, they develop innovative programs involving physical and artistic activities with the intention of inspiring the same passion for sports and arts in young people that they have.

Find out more about Laurent and the LDT Foundation on his personal website

Photo credit: Martin Girard