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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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  • Anne Arundel police seeking suspect they say resembles, but isn't, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco

    Anne Arundel police seeking suspect they say resembles, but isn't, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco
    Anne Arundel County police called an audible in their search for a suspect wanted for using a stolen credit card at a local convenience store.
  • Ravens news, notes and opinions on Jimmy Smith, running backs and Joe Flacco

    Ravens news, notes and opinions on Jimmy Smith, running backs and Joe Flacco
    During their media availability at the mandatory minicamp this month, both Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil cited cornerback Jimmy Smith’s healthy return as one of the primary reasons to be optimistic about the defense despite Haloti Ngata and...

    Will trends continue with composition of Ravens roster?

    Will trends continue with composition of Ravens roster?
    The Ravens’ first full-team training camp practice is still over a month away, giving us plenty of time to dissect and discuss the team’s roster, the top position competitions and the players who figure to be on the bubble. The majority of...

    Ravens to remain on West Coast following pair of road games

    Ravens to remain on West Coast following pair of road games
    The Ravens have finalized their travel plans for the fall and will remain on the West Coast following a pair of road games. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he consulted with sleep experts and players and came to the conclusion that it was in the best...

    Ravens' young receivers need running game to repeat 2014 success

    Ravens' young receivers need running game to repeat 2014 success
    One of the top issues concerning the Ravens in 2015 will be the state of the passing game, with several young receivers competing for playing time. But if the Ravens can't run, they can't pass. The team has been through this before. In 2013, the...