Click here to read the cover story on Laurent Duvernay-Tardif from the November 5, 2013 edition of the Medical Post.

Duvernay-Tardif tops rankings of CFL scouting bureau list

(11/5/2013) McGill medical student becomes second RSEQ football player in history to win two major awards in same season

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Laurent poses with McGill head coach Clint Uttley

The 6-foot-5, 305-pound offensive tackle is only the third McGill player to earn the RSEQ’s most outstanding lineman award and the 13th in 28 years to be named as the player who best combines football excellence with academic prowess and leadership. He now becomes a CIS national finalist for the J.P. Metras Trophy and the Russ Jackson Award, respectively.

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(11/12/2013) McGill medical student receives Governor-General’s Academic All-Canadian commendation at Rideau Hall

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Laurent receives Governor-General’s Academic All-Canadian commendation from David Johnston

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, a 22-year-old McGill medical student from St. Hilaire, Que., and currently the No.1 ranked prospect for the 2014 Canadian Football League draft, was among eight national honorees on hand when Governor General David Johnston presented the first Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation to eight recipients, during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.

The award recognizes the top student-athletes across the country who have maintained an average of 80 per cent or better over the academic year while playing on one or more of their university’s varsity teams. In 2012-2013, a record 2,695 students achieved the prestigious status, eclipsing the previous mark of 2,617 set a year ago.

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(11/15/2013) McGill football player merits Capital One Academic All-American All-District honours

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McGill football player merits Academic All-District honours

The awards continue to pile up for Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, a 22-year-old medical student at McGill University who is currently the No.1-ranked prospect by the Canadian Football League’s scouting bureau.

The two-time all-star offensive tackle, a 6-foot-5-305-pound native of St. Hilaire, Que., is one of two CIS football players to earn Capital One Academic All-District honours, an award voted upon by the College Sports Information Directors of America, to recognize North America’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

Duvernay-Tardif joins Calgary Dinos quarterback Andrew Buckley as the only two CIS players selected in the College Division of the All-District teams, which are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.  The College Division combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

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(11/21/2013) McGill medical student named most outstanding lineman in CIS football

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Photo by Yan Doublet, courtesy U. Laval

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, an offensive tackle with the McGill University Redmen, won the J.P. Metras Trophy as most outstanding down lineman at the CIS football All-Canadian gala on Thursday night.

Duvernay-Tardif, a native of St. Hilaire, Que., is only the second lineman in McGill’s storied history to claim the J.P. Metras Trophy. He joins current Calgary Stampeders defensive tackle Randy Chevrier, who was honoured in 2000 and went on to win a pair of Grey Cups following a stint in the NFL.

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