The Legend Of Special Teams Icon Steve Tasker

June 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It has been thirteen years since Steve Tasker hung up his cleats and walked into retirement.  Tasker's role for the Buffalo Bills is a position of the past, a pure special teams gunner. 
In 1985, the Houston Oilers selected Tasker in the ninth round of the NFL Draft. The 5-9', 183 pound wide receiver was claimed off waivers by Buffalo in 1986 after playing sparingly in Houston.  
Tasker was never credited as a pivotal part of Buffalo's success during the eighties and nineties, but should be recognized as one of the best team players of all time.  The Northwestern grad embraced a blue collar gunner position, threw his body on the line, and provided a great presence in the locker room.
Currently a commentator for CBS, he was selected to the Pro Bowl an amazing seven times from 1987 until 1995 for his fearless special teams play.  In 1993, Tasker was named the MVP of the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. The Associated Press tabbed him as an All-Pro selection th...

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