Tasker was an honorable mention All-Ivy pick in 2011 after finishing his junior season ranked 22nd nationally in receptions per game (5.8) and 23rd in receiving yards per game (83.2), numbers that ranked second and third in the Ivy League, respectively. Tasker's 832 receiving yards ranked seventh in a single season at Cornell. He caught four touchdowns on the season and ran for a fifth, posting three 100-yard receiving games along the way. Tasker hauled in 12 catches against Columbia, a total that tied for third all-time at Cornell in receptions in a game. He served as special teams captain and was the team's primary punt returner and holder on placements.
In his first season as a starter at wide receiver in 2010, Tasker caught 39 passes for 448 yards and a touchdown and also ran for touchdowns on his only two rushing attempts. He tied for first on the team with three TDs and caught at least one pass in all 10 starts. Tasker was the team's primary punt returner, averaging 7.4 yards per return, and finished ninth in the Ivy League in receptions, a mark that ranked in the top 100 nationally. He posted for than 50 receiving yards in five games, including a six-catch, 70-yard day at Brown. He hauled in a touchdown as part of a seven-catch, 68-yard effor in the win over Princeton. Tasker posted 138 all-purpose yards, including a 14-yard rushing score and a career-long 65-yard kickoff return, at Bucknell.
Tasker saw action in all 10 games as a freshman in 2009, earning his first letter while seeing a majority of his play on special teams. He had five total tackles, including three unassisted stops.
Tasker was named first-team all-state as a senior at St. Francis HS at defensive back, culminating in a career that saw him earn a pair of first-team All-Western New York nods. He was selected as team captain as both a junior and senior, earning the Ron Pitts outstanding defensive back award both seasons. A three-time all-league pick who also played at quarterback, Tasker ended his career with 45 catches for 890 yards and nine touchdowns as a receiver, while passing for eight scores and rushing for two more. On defense, he posted 204 career tackles and a pair of interceptions, while also finding the end zone five times on special teams (four punt returns, one kickoff return). Tasker had 106 tackles and an interception return for a touchdown in 2008, while leading the offense in all-purpose yardage and scoring eight total touchdowns. Tasker was named academic player of the year in his league during his senior season and was a member of the Western New York all-academic team. As a junior, he had five touchdown receptions as a receiver, ran for another and returned three punts for scores en route to fourth-team all-state accolades.
Lucas Steele Tasker is the son of Steve and Sarah Tasker and has three brothers and a sister. His father was a seven-time Pro Bowl player for the Buffalo Bills, playing 13 years in the National Football League. He is now a color analyst for CBS Sports coverage of the NFL. Tasker is enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
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