Luke Tasker, WR
Position: Wide Receiver
Wt: 190 lbs.
Hometown: East Aurora, New York
Born: January 18, 1991
Transactions: Signed as an Undrafted Rookie Free Agent with the San Diego Chargers on April 27, 2013…waived on August 30, 2013…signed a two-year contract with the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats on September 17, 2013…re-signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for three years on January 29, 2015
Scouting Report: Quick and shifty slot receiver with great hands…finds a way to get open and move the chains…good return man on punts and kickoffs.
CFL Notes: In 2015, started 14 games setting career highs in receptions (76), receiving yards (1,066) and touchdowns (6)…named to his second consecutive East Division All-Star Team…in 2014, started 17 regular season games in his second season with the Tiger-Cats…ranked fifth in the CFL and led the team in receiving with 72 receptions for 937 yards and was tied for the team lead in receiving touchdowns with 5…named an East Division All-Star…set a career single-game highs in receptions (9) and receiving yards (139) vs. Toronto on October 25, and receiving touchdowns (2) vs. Saskatchewan on September 14…in the playoffs, started both of the Tiger-Cats playoff games, including the 102nd Grey Cup…caught 11 passes for 140 yards…in 2013, started three regular season games in his first season with the Tiger-Cats…missed three games due to injury…caught 13 passes for 202 yards and one touchdown as a rookie…made CFL debut vs. Calgary on September 28…caught first career touchdown at Toronto on October 4…recorded first career 100-yard receiving game vs. Toronto on October 1. Playoffs: Started two of the Tiger-Cats playoff games, including their Grey Cup loss to Saskatchewan…had five catches for 73 yards in the playoffs.
College: Following an Honorable Mention All-Ivy selection in 2011, had a record-breaking senior season in 2012, hauling in 75 passes for a school single-season record 1,207 yards and eight touchdowns…yardage mark ranked sixth in Ivy history…ranked among the national leaders in receptions per game (ninth, 7.5), receiving yards per game (fourth, 120.7) and all-purpose yardage per game (34th, 127.2)…totals led the Ancient Eight in both receptions and receiving yards per game…ended his career with 2,482 receiving yards to rank second on Cornell’s career list and 13th best all-time in Ivy history…had a pair of 200-yard games as a senior, including 10 catches for 201 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Princeton…was even better against Monmouth, setting a Cornell single-game record with 280 receiving yards on 11 catches with one touchdown…a unanimous first-team All-Ivy League pick and was named a third team FCS All-American by Beyond Sports Network.
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