Why this Kansas NFL player wants 'MD' on the back of his jersey

If all goes well this May, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, a guard for the Kansas City Chiefs, may be adding "MD" to the back of his football jersey, according to The Kansas City Star.

Mr. Duvernay-Tardif has been attending Montreal-based McGill University Faculty of Medicine for the past seven years, and is scheduled to take his medical exam in May. If he successfully passes, Mr. Duvernay-Tardif will become the first football player to step onto the NFL field as a physician next season, according to the report.

"I want to put Duvernay-Tardif M.D. on my jersey. I've already started a conversation with the league office and they say that anything is possible," he told The Kansas City Star. "I need to make sure I pass it because it's the last year I'm allowed to pass that exam. After that, I'd have to start over the whole thing."

However, before taking the medical exam, Mr. Duvernay-Tardif is fulfilling another childhood dream of his: attending the Olympics. He is currently serving as a reporter for Radio-Canada, incorporating his medical and athletic experience to tell stories about what athletes endure during the two-week event.

"I think it's nice that with my background in medical school and my background as an athlete, I can communicate or connect better with some of the athletes," he said.

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