Luke Tasker lands with CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Former Chargers wide receiver Luke Tasker, the son of former Bills receiver/special-teams ace and current CBS analyst Steve Tasker, has headed to the Canadian Football League to continue his career.

Luke Tasker, whom San Diego waived on August 30, signed with the Hamilton Tigers-Cats’ practice roster earlier this week.

Tasker will work again with Tiger-Cats head coach Kent Austin, his head coach at Cornell from 2010-2012. Tasker, 22, caught 75 passes for 1,207 yards and eight TDs for Cornell in 2012.

“A lot of the terminology is still the same,” Tasker said of Austin’s offense, according to the Guelph Mercury. “There’s a lot to learn with the 12th man out there and some of the things are more complex than what we did at Cornell. The big thing is that there’s a lot of memorization that I already have down.”

The CFL practice roster is akin to an NFL practice squad. In both cases, the goal is to be promoted to the main roster. Duron Carter, the son of former Vikings star wideout Cris Carter, used a stint on the Montreal Alouettes’ practice roster to earn a spot on Montreal’s active roster this season.

6 responses to “Luke Tasker lands with CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats

  1. Its too bad he doesn’t have the talent that his Father possessed. It would have been awesome to see another Tasker on the field in a Buffalo uniform.

  2. Isn’t the name “Tiger-Cats” um…redundant?

    Detroit Lion-cats or Carolina Panther-cats anyone?

  3. Well, if we’re going to continue and obsess about a minor league QB in Tim Tebow, we might as well cover minor league football on this site.

  4. To those who deride the CFL, have you ever heard of Warren Moon, Tobin Rote, Doug Flutie, Eddie LeBaron, Rocket Ismael, Joe Kapp, Bud Grant, Marv Levy, Cookie Gilchrist, Darrel Royal and many more fine players and coaches who have earned their stripes in the CFL. You display your ignorance by calling it “minor-league football”. During the 50s & 60s, many outstanding NCAA players chose to play in Canada, where they got as much money plus help starting a non-football career.

    To the clown who has a problem with “Tiger-Cats”…..Hamilton had 2 professional football teams until 1950, the Tigers and the Wildcats. The 2 teams then amalgamated to form the Tiger-Cats.

    Just for the sake of comparison, on August 8, 1961, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the Buffalo Bills 38 – 21 in a game that featured Canadian rules for 1/2 and U.S. rules for 1/2. For those who remember those Bills, they had Tom Dublinski and Elbert Dubenion playing for them.

    Don’t be an inward-focused Yank. Open your eyes and take in the rest of the world.

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