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Steve Tasker set to appear as the Bills Legend of the Game | Week 18


Bills' Wall of Famer and special teams ace Steve Tasker will be the Legend of the Game for the regular-season finale against the New York Jets. 

Tasker played in Buffalo from 1986-1997 and is a seven-time first-team All-Pro selection and a seven-time Pro Bowl selection. In his 12-year career with the Bills, Tasker played in 160 games and had 49 receptions for 760 yards, nine receiving touchdowns along with 18 rushes for 114 yards. 

On special teams, Tasker had 32 kick returns for 335 yards and 24 punt returns for 398 yards. He also had 204 special teams tackles, seven forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, and one safety. Tasker also holds the Bills' franchise record for the longest postseason kickoff return (67 yards). 

After his playing days, Tasker worked for CBS Sports as an analyst and sideline reporter for 21 years. In 2018, Tasker came back to Buffalo to be the co-host of the Bills' daily radio show One Bills Live

With all Tasker has done on and off the field for Buffalo, it means a lot to him to be the Legend of the Game this Sunday. 

"It's an honor, no question about it," Tasker said. "It's fun to think about and it's fun to be in the stadium on a day like that. I've always been proud and happy with my relationship with the club, so it's really cool to be a part of it."

As a member of the Bills, Tasker made the playoffs in eight of his 12 seasons and made it to the Super Bowl in four of those seasons. Tasker was a part of the team when they last clinched the AFC East at home on Dec. 17, 1995 against the Miami Dolphins. With the chance for the Bills to clinch the division at home on Sunday, Tasker knows that it's going to be an electric atmosphere and is excited to lead the charge. 

"It's been a rare occurrence, although this is the second time they can win back-to-back titles," Tasker said. "I think it's awesome for the fans to actually be there. They didn't get a chance to be there last year when they clinched the division. The Bills did it on the road last year against Denver. And, once the playoffs began last year, there were only 6,500 people in the building. So, it's really cool that it's going to be a nice full house and there will be fans in the stands to cheer on the team."

The words that Tasker said last winter before the Bills 2020 playoff run still remain true this season. 

"We'll see you in Buffalo in January. Be ready, it might be chilly."

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