Dr. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, a highly-decorated McGill University football grad who won a Super Bowl ring last February, has added yet another honour to his trophy case on Tuesday. The 29-year-old native of St. Hilaire, Que., was named a 2020 co-recipient of the Lou Marsh Trophy. Presented annually by the Toronto Star to Canada's athlete of the year, professional or amateur, this award is voted by a panel of sports journalists from across the country.
Duvernay-Tardif shared the laureate with Alphonso Davies, 20, a global soccer sensation who became the first Canadian man to lift a UEFA Champions League trophy. It marked the third time in the 82-year history of the award that the honour had been shared and the first time in 37 years.
Earlier this week, Duvernay-Tardif -- who opted out of his lofty, multi-million dollar NFL contract to join his fellow medical colleagues in the coronavirus trenches -- was also one of five athletes to share Sports Illustrated's distinguished Sportsman of the Year award.