Laurent Duvernay-Tardif begins a new chapter in his life.
The 32-year-old from Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, has officially announced his retirement from professional soccer.
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 lineman, 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 peak of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The six-foot-five, 321-pound Duvernay-Tardif was one of five athletes recognized as “Sportsman of the Year: The Activist Athlete” by Sports Illustrated in 2020.