Chiefs lineman Laurent Duvernay – Tardiff would like to add the suffix M.D. to the back of his jersey. He wants to celebrate one of his personal accomplishments. He’s set to finish medical school this offseason and become the first NFL player to take the field while holding a medical degree.
Around you see many players with surnames on the back of their jersey such as Jr. or Sr. or even some with the III. He has already reached out and talked to the league about adding M.D. and he said that they responded with “Anything is possible”. He didn’t even plan on playing in the NFL when he enrolled into medical school.
So when he was drafted 6th round by the Kansas City Chiefs he had to talk to the dean at his school to devise a plan about him coming to school only during the off season for the NFL.