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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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  • Ozzie Newsome, Ravens brass already discussed Joe Flacco's 2016 cap number

    Ozzie Newsome, Ravens brass already discussed Joe Flacco's 2016 cap number
    While restructured contracts for defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and cornerback Lardarius Webb are more immediate concerns for the Ravens’ front office entering the 2015 season, the exorbitant salary cap figure looming for quarterback Joe Flacco’s contract in 2016 has already received attention.
  • Mike Preston: Steve Bisciotti is right about Ravens needing to win more division titles

    Mike Preston: Steve Bisciotti is right about Ravens needing to win more division titles
    I think most of these end-of-season news conferences are pretty worthless, especially since the season ended more than six weeks ago. But there was one thing that owner Steve Bisciotti said that should be a major goal for the Ravens in 2015. The...

    Marc Trestman vows to adapt to Ravens' offense, not overhaul it

    Marc Trestman vows to adapt to Ravens' offense, not overhaul it
    In his first comments since being named Ravens offensive coordinator Tuesday, Marc Trestman made one thing clear: he has no plans to make sweeping changes with the offense. “It’s never going to be my offense. It’s always going to be...

    How Joe Flacco just missed his first 4,000-yard season

    Eleven NFL quarterbacks broke the 4,000 yard plateau this year, with Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill becoming the 50th quarterback in league history to reach that milestone. Joe Flacco was just 14 yards shy of 4,000, leaving a somewhat...

    Patriots Season In Review: They Stumbled A Bit Early, But Brady & Co. Are Right On Track

    Patriots Season In Review: They Stumbled A Bit Early, But Brady & Co. Are Right On Track
    Dolphins 33, Patriots 20 The Dolphins erased a 10-point halftime deficit and outscored New England 23-0 in the second half of the season opener at Miami. The Dolphins' Knowshon Moreno rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown. Tom Brady, sacked four times,...