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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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  • Ravens sign rookie QB Keith Wenning, eight other players to practice squad

    Ravens sign rookie QB Keith Wenning, eight other players to practice squad
    Ravens players were given two days off before they return to the team facility Tuesday and ramp up preparations for Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. For the 53 players who survived a long training camp and two...
  • Source: Chargers cutting tight end Mike Flacco

    Source: Chargers cutting tight end Mike Flacco
    The San Diego Chargers are cutting tight end Mike Flacco, according to a source. The brother of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, Mike Flacco signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Chargers following the draft. Mike Flacco, 27, declared early...
  • With preseason over, Ravens have some tough roster decisions to make

    With preseason over, Ravens have some tough roster decisions to make
    Now that the preseason is finally over, the next order of business for the Ravens is finalizing their 53-man roster, which will have to be done by 4 p.m. Saturday. The Ravens are currently at 75 players, so they’ll need to make 22 moves over the...
  • Offensive line takes a step back in preseason game against Washington

    Offensive line takes a step back in preseason game against Washington
    After three preseason games, the Ravens are back to square one. There were questions about the offensive line as training camp opened, and they surfaced again during Saturday night's 23-17 win against the Washington Redskins in preseason game No. 3 at...
  • Ravens offensive starters complete first half with strong finish in 23-17 preseason win over Washington

    Ravens offensive starters complete first half with strong finish in 23-17 preseason win over Washington
    The most unsettling sight for the Ravens was not getting stuffed on two fourth-and-shorts or their inability to establish a running game. It was quarterback Joe Flacco frequently running for his life and then picking himself up off the turf. Flacco took...
  • Steve Smith shows his worth with big output against Redskins

    Steve Smith shows his worth with big output against Redskins
    The Ravens’ marquee free agent signing bounced back from a pair of quiet preseason games with the kind of impact performance he felt like he needed to have Saturday against Washington. Wide receiver Steve Smith made six catches for 80 yards and...
  • Instant analysis from the Ravens' 23-17 victory over Washington

    The Ravens secured a 23-17 win over the Washington Redskins to improve to 3-0 in the preseason.  The Baltimore Sun's reporters, columnists and editors weigh in on the team's win.   Jeff Zrebiec, reporter The number of hits Joe Flacco was taking...
  • Ex-Ravens linebacker Bart Scott ready to 'keep it real' as CBS analyst

    Ex-Ravens linebacker Bart Scott ready to 'keep it real' as CBS analyst
    When the regular season opens next month, former Ravens linebacker Bart Scott will debut on CBS's NFL Today pregame show as a commentator and analyst. Can't wait. Scott will be provocative, funny, entertaining and knowledgeable, but there also will be...
  • Ravens training camp highlights for Wednesday, Aug. 13

    Ravens training camp highlights for Wednesday, Aug. 13
    Setting the scene: The Ravens had an hour-long walkthrough before beginning practice at 1 p.m. on a cool, breezy afternoon in Owings Mills. Starters ended practice at 2:45 p.m., with the rest of the team working on special teams until 3:15 p.m. The team...
  • Ravens news and notes on free-agent cornerbacks, joint practices and more

    Ravens news and notes on free-agent cornerbacks, joint practices and more
    With the free agent market pretty much picked through, the Ravens' best avenue to make a significant upgrade at cornerback is via a training-camp trade. Completing one, however, is complicated by several factors. Cornerback has become a critical...
  • Ravens training camp highlights for Monday, Aug. 11

    Ravens training camp highlights for Monday, Aug. 11
    Setting the scene: The Ravens and San Francisco 49ers took the field in helmets and shorts at 10:30 a.m. and practiced for about two and a half hours under sunny skies at the Under Armour Performance Center. Finally, a weakness: Not that we’re...
  • Harbaugh expects starters to play one quarter Saturday against Dallas

    Harbaugh expects starters to play one quarter Saturday against Dallas
    Coach John Harbaugh said Thursday that he expects to play his starters for about a quarter on Saturday in Dallas, when the Ravens play the Cowboys in the second of four preseason games. “We’ll have some play counts for a few guys,...