Stamps draft picks inks NFL contract

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, selected by the Stampeders at the CFL draft, signed a contract with the...

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, selected by the Stampeders at the CFL draft, signed a contract with the NFL's Chiefs. (QMI Agency/Files)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:14 PM ET

CALGARY - Laurent Duvernay-Tardif can have his cake and eat it, too.

Drafted in the sixth round (200th overall) by the Kansas City Chiefs on the third day of the NFL Draft on Saturday, the 6-foot-5, 320-lb. offensive lineman out of McGill wasn't done celebrating.

Compared to becoming just the 10th CIS player selected by the league south of the border, however, Duvernay-Tardif's celebration when he was drafted by the Calgary Stampeders in the third round (19th overall) of Tuesday's CFL Draft was a bit more muted, as he sat, alone, in Missouri.

“I was in my room and I was actually waiting for a call and nobody called me, so I was looking online and I saw my name, so I was like, 'Oh, I got drafted,” Duvernay-Tardif said with a laugh Wednesday, only hours after signing his first professional contract with the Chiefs.


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