Kansas Metropolis Chiefs guard and physician Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is being honoured for his choice to choose out of the 2020 NFL season to pitch in at a long-term care dwelling in Montreal to assist battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Saturday evening, the Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., native was named the recipient of ESPN’s Muhammad Ali Sports activities Humanitarian of the 12 months on the 2021 ESPY Awards.
“Being an expert athlete comes with a number of privileges but in addition a duty to make use of your platform to have a optimistic affect in your neighborhood,” the 30-year-old wrote in a Twitter publish.
“Successful this award for my work off the sphere is a big honor.”
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The award is given to “an athlete whose steady, demonstrated management has created a measured optimistic affect on their neighborhood by way of sports activities. The candidate should embrace the core rules that Muhammad Ali embodied so properly, together with confidence, conviction, dedication, giving and respect,” in accordance with ESPN.
Duvernay-Tardif earned a level in drugs from McGill College, however has but to get his license to observe. Nonetheless, he left the NFL in July of 2020, contemporary off a Tremendous Bowl win, to work as an orderly in a CHSLD.
“5 years from now, I am going to have the ability to take a look at 2020 and be like, ‘Alright, I adopted my conviction and I made a transfer that I’ll be pleased with,'” he informed CBC in January.
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The previous McGill offensive lineman was additionally named the co-winner of the Lou Marsh award for Canada’s prime athlete final yr.
Now, he is again on the sphere in Kansas Metropolis, attempting assist his group win its second Tremendous Bowl.