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Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco
The Baltimore Ravens drafted quarterback Joe Flacco out of the University of Delaware with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft. Flacco was expected to serve as the Ravens' third-string quarterback as a rookie, but a shoulder injury in training camp landed starter Kyle Boller on injured reserve and backup Troy Smith was sidelined with a severe tonsil infection, elevating Flacco to the team's No. 1 spot.

Flacco started every game for the Ravens as a rookie, leading Baltimore to an 11-5 record. During the regular season he completed 60 percent of his passes (257-for-428) for 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Flacco became the first rookie quarterback in NFL his...
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The Baltimore Ravens drafted quarterback Joe Flacco out of the University of Delaware with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft. Flacco was expected to serve as the Ravens' third-string quarterback as a rookie, but a shoulder injury in training camp landed starter Kyle Boller on injured reserve and backup Troy Smith was sidelined with a severe tonsil infection, elevating Flacco to the team's No. 1 spot.

Flacco started every game for the Ravens as a rookie, leading Baltimore to an 11-5 record. During the regular season he completed 60 percent of his passes (257-for-428) for 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Flacco became the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to win his first two playoff starts. Flacco and the Ravens fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship game, ending the season with a 13-6 record.

Flacco was born Jan. 16, 1985 in Audubon, N.J. He began his college career at the University of Pittsburgh before transferring to Delaware and starting for the Blue Hens as a junior and senior.
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  • Wonderful 'Wee Faerie Village' Opens With A Steampunk'd Twist

    Wonderful 'Wee Faerie Village' Opens With A Steampunk'd Twist
    Living on the shoreline, we have been lucky enough to take part in many wonderful events at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, a beautiful place that sparks kids' imaginations with wonderful exhibits, featuring artistic Christmas trees and nursery rhymes.  Our favorite has always been the incredible Wee Faerie Village in the fall, a beautiful display of tiny, handmade houses tucked into wooded areas of the museum's gorgeous grounds.  The boys have always been enchanted by this yearly tradition, as they run around with their checklists, finding hidden treasure, as we gaze upon the changing leaves over the Lieutenant River.
  • Most Connecticut Museums Still Allowing Selfie Sticks, For Now

    Most Connecticut Museums Still Allowing Selfie Sticks, For Now
    Selfie sticks are the talk of the museum world. Those extender poles used to widen the panoramic range of a selfie have become popular with the general public and museum visitors, who want to show more of the artworks in the background of their snapshot....

    Geometric 'Big Paintings' At Florence Griswold

    Geometric 'Big Paintings' At Florence Griswold
    When veteran abstract artist Peter Halley was in talks with the Florence Griswold Museum for a retrospective of his work, the challenge was: How to highlight a broad scope of Halley's art, across the decades, in the FloGris' modest space? The solution:...

    Female Artists Celebrate Life's Challenges With Self Portraits

    Female Artists Celebrate Life's Challenges With Self Portraits
    Sometimes a self-portrait isn't exactly a self-portrait, but it still is a self-portrait. An exhibit currently at the Sumner McKnight Crosby Gallery in New Haven features self-portraits by artists that focus not on their faces but on the challenges life...

    Fall Exhibit Offerings Include Cats, Steampunk Fairies

    Fall Exhibit Offerings Include Cats, Steampunk Fairies
    Cats are art? Well, why not? An event at Real Art Ways, "Connecticats," which combines art event with cat adoption, is one of the interesting gallery events taking place this season. Benton Museum has an exhibit of alternative photography methods -...