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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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  • Who's picking the Ravens to beat the Chicago Bears?

    Who's picking the Ravens to beat the Chicago Bears?
    A roundup of NFL experts' picks for Sunday's game between the Ravens and Chicago Bears. * FoxSports.com's Peter Schrager expects the Ravens to edge the Bears, 23-20. Don’t look now, but the Ravens could be primed for a nice second-half run....
  • Ravens blown out by Broncos on record-setting night for Peyton Manning

    Ravens blown out by Broncos on record-setting night for Peyton Manning
    DENVER — Eight months after leaving the same stadium on the ultimate high, the Ravens trudged out of Sports Authority Field late Thursday night as a thoroughly beaten team, taken apart by Peyton Manning and exposed by the Denver Broncos in every...
  • Defense steps up in Ravens' 30-9 win over the Houston Texans

    Defense steps up in Ravens' 30-9 win over the Houston Texans
    Ravens middle linebacker Daryl Smith catches passes from the JUGS machine for about 10 minutes before the start of every practice, so he knows exactly what to do when he breaks on an underneath route and finds a ball coming directly toward his chest....
  • Joe Flacco throws five interceptions as Ravens fall, 23-20, to Bills

    Joe Flacco throws five interceptions as Ravens fall, 23-20, to Bills
    Joe Flacco leaned against a wall adjacent to the Ravens’ locker room and heard his head coach take responsibility for a loss that John Harbaugh described as a “poor performance.” In a discouraging 23-20 defeat to the Buffalo Bills in...
  • Justin Tucker's 44-yard field goal lifts Ravens to 26-23 win over Dolphins

    Justin Tucker's 44-yard field goal lifts Ravens to 26-23 win over Dolphins
    Ray Rice had welts on his forehead and upper right arm. He needed to douse his eyes with drops to clear them of dirt and sweat. After more than three hours of playing in stifling heat and humidity, the Ravens diminutive running back looked like a man...
  • After sluggish start, Ravens can't recover in 19-17 loss to Packers

    After sluggish start, Ravens can't recover in 19-17 loss to Packers
    One-by-one, Joe Flacco rattled off the Ravens’ various offensive deficiencies. The list was long, but the Ravens quarterback summed them up quite nicely. “It was overall not good,” Flacco said. “You can’t expect to play...
  • Ravens' struggles continue in 19-16 loss on road to Steelers

    Ravens' struggles continue in 19-16 loss on road to Steelers
    Terrell Suggs didn’t want to hear about how the Ravens were still right in the thick of the AFC North race or about how they still had nine games remaining and a bye week to make much-needed corrections. After watching the defense he leads let...
  • Ravens' slide continues after bye week in 24-18 loss to Browns

    Ravens' slide continues after bye week in 24-18 loss to Browns
    With every unproductive run, ill-advised penalty and blown assignment, the Ravens hammered home the point Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden made during the week. These Ravens are not the Ravens of old. Those teams got better as the season went on,...
  • Ravens blow 17-point lead, but pull out 20-17 win over Bengals

    Ravens blow 17-point lead, but pull out 20-17 win over Bengals
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh went down on a knee and partially covered his face. Quarterback Joe Flacco’s focus turned to overtime but not before he had some “bad thoughts.” Cornerback Jimmy Smith started yelling at any teammates in the...
  • After long delay, Ravens suffer 23-20 loss to Bears in overtime

    After long delay, Ravens suffer 23-20 loss to Bears in overtime
    After all that happened during the game’s first 59 minutes — the near two-hour weather delay, the conditions that were the worst that most of them had ever played in, the swings of momentum — the Ravens had the ball at the Chicago Bears&...
  • Ravens begin crucial stretch with 19-3 win over the New York Jets

    Ravens begin crucial stretch with 19-3 win over the New York Jets
    Whether it was said this week in the Ravens' meeting rooms or on the practice field depends on whom you asked. But what was clear for 60 minutes Sunday against the New York Jets and in the locker room afterward was that the Ravens were intent on proving...
  • Ravens hold off Steelers' rally for 22-20 victory on Thanksgiving night

    Ravens hold off Steelers' rally for 22-20 victory on Thanksgiving night
    The Ravens are very much back in playoff position, and they can thank Joe Flacco's arm, Justin Tucker's foot and the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers' Emmanuel Sanders. Who needs anything like the wildcat offense when your quarterback is keeping the...