A Canadian NFL Player Was Named 'Sportsperson Of The Year' For The Best Reason (VIDEO)
He swapped the Super Bowl for scrubs! 🇨🇦
Talk about multi-talented! Super Bowl championhas been named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated Magazine.
Duvernay-Tardif’s year was off to a strong start when he won thewith the Kansas City Chiefs in February.
However, when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Canada, heand went to work as a front line health care worker.
As a trained doctor, the NFL star sat out the season to volunteer in a long-term care facility in Quebec.
Speaking about the moveDuvernay-Tardif described it as “one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make in my life."
However, he added, "but I must follow my convictions and do what I believe is right for me personally."
While it’s no-doubt been a tough nine months for the NFL champ, it seems his hard work hasn't gone unnoticed.
The 29-year-old was one of five athletes recognized by Sports Illustrated, described as "Sportsperson of the Year: The Activist Athlete."
Accepting the award, he tweeted, “To be recognized for my involvement off the field by one of the biggest sport awards means everything to me.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also responded to the achievement online, saying, "Congratulations, Laurent! This recognition is well-deserved."
In the past, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh called Duvernay-Tardif
Way to make Canada proud, eh?