The Mont-St-Hilaire native was named “Patriot” of the year for his perseverance in obtaining a medical degree, his founding, and his public health efforts.
The Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste has named New York Jets lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif its “Patriot” of the Year.
SSJB said it was honoring the McGill medical school graduate for his perseverance in the classroom and his founding, which promotes a balance between academics, the arts, and sports, along with his public health efforts during the COVID pandemic. -19.
After helping the Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV in 2020, the Mont-St-Hilaire native opted out of the 2020 National Football League season and took advantage of his medical training. She worked at a long-term care facility in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and also began online studies for a master’s degree in public health at Harvard.
He returned to the NFL this season and was traded to the Jets midseason after losing his starting job at Kansas City.
In honoring Duvernay-Tardif, the group said it was also recognizing all the people who worked to combat the pandemic in Quebec. Duvernay-Tardif expressed the same sentiment when accepting the award.
“I am moved by this recognition that the Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Montréal has given me,” Duvernay-Tardif said in a statement. “Reversing this virus collectively is our main goal, together we will achieve it.”