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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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  • Lardarius Webb determined to become 'lockdown' corner again

    Lardarius Webb determined to become 'lockdown' corner again
    Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb darted around the practice field this week, quickly breaking on the football to knock down passes and challenge veteran wide receiver Steve Smith. In October, it will have been a full two years since Webb tore the...
  • Joe Flacco, Marshal Yanda named to NFL Network top 100 players list

    Joe Flacco, Marshal Yanda named to NFL Network top 100 players list
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and Pro Bowl offensive guard Marshal Yanda on Wednesday were named to the NFL Network top 100 players list. Flacco is ranked 58th and Yanda is ranked 55th overall in NFL players' balloting. Flacco was 19th on the list...
  • How Colin Kaepernick's $126 million deal stacks up to Joe Flacco's $120.6 million contract

    How Colin Kaepernick's $126 million deal stacks up to Joe Flacco's $120.6 million contract
    When Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick squared off in Super Bowl XLVII, Flacco threw three touchdowns with zero interceptions and was named the Most Valuable Player of the game. Flacco got his financial...
  • Joe Flacco's brother, Tom, drafted by Phillies

    Joe Flacco's brother, Tom, drafted by Phillies
    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....
  • Coffee Companion (6/11): Machado appealing suspension, IronBirds season nears

    Coffee Companion (6/11): Machado appealing suspension, IronBirds season nears
    Morning, y’all. I’ve replaced Jon for today’s Coffee Companion, where we recap yesterday’s sports headlines, because he feels sleep is important, or something. Regardless, your daily trip to the water cooler is approaching, which...
  • 10 Baltimore shows and stories to look for on TV this summer

    10 Baltimore shows and stories to look for on TV this summer
    From Rep. Elijah E. Cummings playing a leading role in televised hearings on American deaths in Benghazi, to the Game Show Network visiting a Baltimore church to play matchmaker for a member of the congregation, there is going to be a distinct local...
  • Large turnout for Lardarius Webb's annual charity softball game

    Large turnout for Lardarius Webb's annual charity softball game
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco hit some towering shots during a home run derby that was ultimately won by punter Sam Koch. Wide receiver Jacoby Jones danced as he rounded into home plate following a home run. Offensive tackle Ryan Jensen displayed a...
  • Ed Reed 'definitely preparing to play' this season, but he has no plans to join any team

    Ed Reed 'definitely preparing to play' this season, but he has no plans to join any team
    Former Ravens safety Ed Reed stood in the middle of a makeshift softball diamond on a field he knows well and waved his arms as fans chanted his name. Reed, who played 11 seasons with the Ravens, has long said that Baltimore will always feel like home,...
  • Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak throwing everything at Ravens

    Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak throwing everything at Ravens
    Standing in the middle of the Ravens' practice field Tuesday, offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak directed traffic by pointing his fingers and huddling frequently with quarterback Joe Flacco. The hiring of Kubiak in late January was a dramatic change...
  • Ravens have $4.309 million in salary cap space

    Ravens have $4.309 million in salary cap space
    With all of their draft picks under contract, the Ravens have $4.309 million in available salary cap space under the NFL limit of $133 million. That includes recent deals for first-round linebacker C.J. Mosley ($8.788 million total, 2014 salary-cap...
  • Instant analysis on the Ravens' first-round pick C.J. Mosley

    Instant analysis on the Ravens' first-round pick C.J. Mosley
    Baltimore Sun reporters, columnists and editors react to the Ravens' first-round selection of Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley with the No. 17 overall pick on Thursday night. Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: The Ravens always say that they draft the best-player-...
  • Lessons coming fast for new Ravens QB Keith Wenning

    Lessons coming fast for new Ravens QB Keith Wenning
    Keith Wenning exhibited nice touch in hitting wide receiver Jeremy Butler down the right sideline. Several plays later, Wenning found tight end Crockett Gillmore in the middle of the field, one of several catches on the day for the third-round selection....