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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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  • Scouting report: Breaking down the Ravens vs. the Cleveland Browns

    Scouting report: Breaking down the Ravens vs. the Cleveland Browns
    RAVENS PASSING GAME: In the victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Joe Flacco played safe and efficient football. Expect more of the same as the Ravens want him to avoid the slow starts that plagued him on the road last year. Steve Smith and the two...
  • In first road game of season, Ravens hope to prove last year's struggles were a fluke

    In first road game of season, Ravens hope to prove last year's struggles were a fluke
    The Ravens last season were demolished in Denver, bumbled through their afternoon in Buffalo, and caved in close losses at Cleveland, Chicago and Cincinnati. A team that had relished going on the road and winning in Coach John Harbaugh's first five...
  • As Steve Smith settles into Ravens' new passing offense, others try to find footing

    As Steve Smith settles into Ravens' new passing offense, others try to find footing
    Eluding cornerbacks with quick moves or tossing them aside with a mean stiff arm, wide receiver Steve Smith has been busy establishing himself as the Ravens' top offensive weapon through two games. Smith has been thrown to a team-high 25 times heading...
  • After 5-interception game in 2013, Ravens QB Joe Flacco ready to face Mike Pettine again

    After 5-interception game in 2013, Ravens QB Joe Flacco ready to face Mike Pettine again
    The last time Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco faced a Mike Pettine-led defense, he had arguably the worst game of his career. Pettine, a former Ravens assistant, was Buffalo’s defensive coordinator last year, when his Bills defense had five...
  • Quarterback Joe Flacco practices Thursday after missing Wednesday with illness

    Quarterback Joe Flacco practices Thursday after missing Wednesday with illness
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was back at practice for the abbreviated media viewing portion on Thursday after missing Wednesday's practice and appearing on the injury report as a non-participant due to illness. "I feel better," Flacco said after...
  • Jeremy Zuttah leading improved Ravens offensive line with athleticism and smarts

    Jeremy Zuttah leading improved Ravens offensive line with athleticism and smarts
    During an offensive line meeting on Thursday, Jeremy Zuttah impressed his teammates with yet another example of how he had already considered every possibility heading into Sunday's game in Cleveland. The starting center pointed out what rookie...
  • Torrey Smith says he's not frustrated by early lack of touches in Ravens' offense

    Torrey Smith says he's not frustrated by early lack of touches in Ravens' offense
    Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has spent the majority of the first two games running fly patterns and operating as something of a glorified decoy. The former Maryland star has been targeted 10 times and has just four receptions for 60 yards and no...
  • Joe Flacco misses practice with a cold, Timmy Jernigan injured meniscus

    Joe Flacco misses practice with a cold, Timmy Jernigan injured meniscus
    It was a strange feeling for tight end Dennis Pitta when he walked onto the Ravens’ practice field Wednesday and didn’t see quarterback Joe Flacco. Flacco was absent because of an illness. This marks one of the only times that Flacco has...
  • Five Ravens stats that stand out ahead of Sunday's game against Cleveland

    Five Ravens stats that stand out ahead of Sunday's game against Cleveland
    Every Wednesday, I’ll serve up five stats you should know heading into that week’s Ravens game. This week’s stats, pertaining to Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, are based on just two games and could be misleading, but...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' win over the Steelers

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' win over the Steelers
    Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson looks back at the Ravens' game each week and looks ahead to their next opponent. GAME PLAN: Instead of airing it out and employing a no-huddle offense the way they did frequently in ineffective fashion during a loss...
  • Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston (Sept. 16)

    Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston (Sept. 16)
    Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston answers readers' questions about the Ravens' win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2 and more. What's your take on the Ravens after only two games? The offense looked bad in the first game, much improved in the...
  • Cleveland Browns make AFC North interesting to watch

    Cleveland Browns make AFC North interesting to watch
    Congratulations to Cleveland Browns fans. They finally have a competitive team back in the National Football League. The Browns were on that level in December 2002, the last time they went to the playoffs. Of course, they lost in the first round to...