LAURENT Duvernay-Tardif almost didn't get to hear his name announced on ESPN when he was selected in the sixth round by the Chiefs.
The reason? He was helping deliver twins via C-section.
Duvernay-Tardif, you see, is a medical student at McGill University in Montreal, which has had just one other player drafted by the NFL - Randy Chevrier, a long snapper taken by the Jaguars in 2001.
"I think when you play football, you have to play 100 percent," Duvernay-Tardif, a tackle, told the Associated Press. "When I went to the [East-West] Shrine game, I said, 'Let's compete until you hear the whistle,' and that's what I'm going to do at training camp. And hopefully I'm going to be able to compete for a spot."