Steve Tasker is one of the famous Football Player, who was born on the memorable day of April 10 in the year 1962. Hailing from the vibrant city of Kansas, Steve Tasker is a proud citizen of United States.
Former wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills, later became a broadcaster for CBS Sports.
Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Steve Tasker continues to be an inspiration for many.
Details about Steve Tasker
Dodge City Community College; Northwestern University
He played rugby at Northwestern, where he was named MVP at the Big Ten Conference Tournament.
He is considered by many to be the greatest special teams player in NFL history despite not being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
He married Sarah Tasker in 1989. He was given the nickname Steve A-Tisker, A Tasker by broadcaster Chris Berman.
Steve Tasker Timeline
He was selected in the ninth round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the Oilers. Tasker played most of his pro career with Buffalo, and was voted by Bills fans to the team's 50th season All-time Team. After retiring from playing, he has worked as a reporter, currently serving locally in Western New York on the MSG Western New York cable TV station, and on WGR Radio and formerly for CBS Sports.
He was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills on November 8, 1986.
Tasker played in seven Pro Bowls (1987 and 1990–1995) and became the only special teamer ever to be named the game's MVP in 1993.
Still, Tasker did make contributions at the more traditional role on offense and special teams. In a 1994 playoff game against the Los Angeles Raiders, he set up the Bills first touchdown with a 67-yard kickoff return. He also caught 5 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo's 1995 playoff win against the Miami Dolphins.
He also worked with Don Criqui (Criqui, himself a Buffalo native, and Tasker were assigned to the majority of Bills games from 1999 to 2005) and was best known working with Gus Johnson in 1998, week 13 in 1999, week 5 in 2004, and from 2005 to 2010.
On September 9, 2007, Tasker became the 24th person inducted to the Bills' Wall of Fame.
In 2008, the NFL Network show NFL Top 10 ranked Tasker the ninth best former player not enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He has several times been a nominee for the Hall, making the semi-finalist list eight times, but has not been selected as a member as of 2023.
He and Johnson called the David Garrard game winning Hail Mary touchdown pass for the Jacksonville Jaguars' win over the Houston Texans in 2010.
On November 22, 2011, Tasker was named one of the semifinalists in balloting for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
Tasker was on the sidelines with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms during the playoffs until 2013.
Tasker was a color commentator for CBS football telecasts with Andrew Catalon (play-by-play) and Steve Beuerlein (the other color commentator) starting in 2014.
CBS did not renew his contract at the end of the 2018 season.
CBS dismissed Tasker prior to the 2019 season as they chose not to renew his contract.
He served as the color commentator and analyst for the Buffalo Bills Radio Network in 2020 alongside John Murphy after Eric Wood opted out of the season due to traveling difficulties associated with the coronavirus pandemic.