Pro Football Hall Of Fame Semifinalist: Former Oiler Make The Cut

There are no players with ties to the Houston Texans on the list of 26 potential inductees to Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012, but one former Oiler made the list that was announced on Tuesday. Special teams standout and wide receiver Steve Tasker, who played for the Oilers for part of two seasons made the list:

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Although there is no set number of Enshrinees for any Hall of Fame Class, the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s current ground rules do stipulate that between four and seven new members will be selected each year. No more than five modern-era nominees can be elected in a given year and a class of six or seven Enshrinees can only be achieved if one or both senior nominees are elected.

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Tasker made a name for himself as a special teams ace with the Buffalo Bills from 1986-1997. He began his career with the Houston Oilers in 1985 and played seven games for them in 1985 and two games in 1986. He only caught two passes for 19 yards and rushed twice for 16 yards. He spent most of his career as a special teams gunner though, earning seven Pro Bowl invites with the Bills.

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