Buffalo Bills legend Steve Tasker has moved one step closer to election as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024.
Tasker is one of 31 semifinalists selected by the Hall’s 12-person Seniors Committee.
To qualify for consideration by the Seniors Committee, a player must have played their last game no later than the 1998 season. Tasker, who played for the Bills from 1986 to 1997, is widely recognized as the greatest special teams coverage player of all time.
The full list of senior committee nominees is below:
Ken Anderson, Ottis Anderson, Carl Banks, Maxie Baughan, Larry Brown, Mark Clayton, Charlie Conerly, Roger Craig, Henry Ellard, Randy Gradishar, Lester Hayes, Chris Hinton, Cecil Isbell, Joe Jacoby, Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, Mike Kenn, Bob Kuechenberg, George Kunz, Albert Lewis, Jim Marshall, Clay Matthews Jr., Steve McMichael, Eddie Meador, Stanley Morgan, Tommy Nobis, Art Powell, Sterling Sharpe, Steve Tasker, Otis Taylor, Everson Walls, and Al Wistert.
The Seniors Committee will meet on August 22 and may select up to three Seniors for final consideration as members of the Class of 2024. Expansion of the Seniors pool for election to the Hall was approved in 2022 for the Classes of 2023, 2024, and 2025.