Another Flacco could be playing professional sports in the near future. Tom Flacco, the youngest brother of Ravens quarterback Joe, was selected Saturday in the 32nd round (the 952nd overall pick) of the MLB Draft by his hometown Philadelphia Phillies.
Tom Flacco, who reportedly has a football scholarship from Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, has a much different body type than Joe, who is 6-foot-6 and weighs 245 pounds. Tom is 6-1 and weighs 187 pounds, according to MLB's Draft Tracker. He was a shortstop at Eastern High School, but was listed as an outfielder by MLB.
He told the Philadelphia Inquirer he was likely to stick with football, but would talk with the Phillies.
Joe Flacco, who also played baseball and basketball at Audubon High in southern New Jersey, comes from an athletic family of six children. Three other brothers, Mike, Brian and John, and a sister, Stephanie, have all played sports in high school and college.
Mike Flacco, who was drafted by the Orioles in the 31st round in 2009 and played four years in the minors with the Orioles and Red Sox, returned to playing football at Division II New Haven University. The tight end was recently signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent.
Brian Flacco played baseball for CCBC Catonsville, a path his brother Mike took, also. He was also an outstanding wrestler. John Flacco played six games as a senior for Stanford University's football team last fall.
Stephanie Flacco was also a star athlete at Audubon High School.