When it comes to local Montreal celebrities, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is one of the hometown heroes that we can't get enough of. For those of you who have been living under a rock this past year, Duvernay-Tardif is best known as an offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs. He's a Superbowl champion and just so happens to be the first active NFL player to become a doctor after graduation. And, he even made the cover of Sports Illustrated.\nAs if his resume wasn't impressive enough, our hometown glory is now going to start a new chapter of his life by continuing his education at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard, online.\nEditor's Choice: Desjardins Montreal Is Hiring & All You Need Is A High School Diploma To Get Full Benefits\nBut, he's opting out of the 2020 NFL season.\nThe athlete told Sports Illustrated, "For my whole career, my two passions had complemented each other and aligned with my convictions. In this particular season, though, they did not align."\nHe explains that "In 2020, just by playing football I could potentially expose cities to COVID-19 and spread the virus. I believe I have a responsibility toward my community from a public-health perspective, and by playing, the risks would become more than just personal, more than simply about me."\nLaurent plans on continuing to work at the long-term care facility he's been working at since nearly the beginning of the pandemic.\nView this post on Instagram Chiefs Kingdom battling North of the border 💪🏻 #fronline #covid_19 #chiefs A post shared by Laurent D. Tardif (@laurentduvernaytardif) on May 21, 2020 at 6:18am PDT\nFor his studies at Harvard, he will be "targeting classes in health and social behavior at a population level, nutrition from a global population standpoint, biostatistics and epidemiology."\nThis Montreal local got his medical degree in 2018 from McGill University and has continued to shine both on and off the football field.\nView this post on Instagram Production day in KC. . . . #kc #chiefs #nfl #chiefskingdom #football A post shared by Laurent D. Tardif (@laurentduvernaytardif) on Jun 11, 2019 at 6:45pm PDT\nHis incredible talent on the football field may impress the masses but his ambition to aid those in need is what truly makes him a local hero.\nView this post on Instagram Super Bowl Champ Baby!! #chiefs #nfl #miami #champion A post shared by Laurent D. Tardif (@laurentduvernaytardif) on Feb 2, 2020 at 8:29pm PST\nGood luck at Harvard, Dr. Duvernay-Tardif!