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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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  • A makeover, not an overhaul

    A makeover, not an overhaul
    The Ravens' top decision makers will meet later this week at owner Steve Bisciotti's Florida home and the team's struggling offense will surely dominate the conversation. But the focus, according to Bisciotti and general manager Ozzie Newsome, will be...
  • Jim Caldwell felt 'very good' about Titans interview

    Jim Caldwell felt 'very good' about Titans interview
    As Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell continues to go through the interview circuit for a head-coaching position, one door closed Thursday when the Washington Redskins hired Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden as their head coach....
  • Bengals' Dunlap, Crocker fined total of $23,625 for infractions against Ravens

    Bengals' Dunlap, Crocker fined total of $23,625 for infractions against Ravens
    Two Cincinnati Bengals defensive players were fined a total of $23,625 for infractions committed during their 20-17 overtime loss to the Ravens last Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap was fined $15,750 for a horse-collar tackle on...
  • Finding the right wide receiver will be the Ravens' focus this offseason

    Finding the right wide receiver will be the Ravens' focus this offseason
    The Ravens know they need another wide receiver and they already know the exact type of playmaker they covet, not that they wanted to go into specifics with the Baltimore media during last week's season-ending news conference. But general manager...
  • Ravens were again one of the NFL's fastest in offensive pace, but execution was lacking

    Ravens were again one of the NFL's fastest in offensive pace, but execution was lacking
    In Sunday’s AFC championship game, two of the NFL's fastest teams -- in terms of what their offenses do between plays, not during -- will battle it out with a spot in the Super Bowl on the line. The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos both...
  • The best NFL matchup this weekend doesn't include the Patriots

    The best NFL matchup this weekend doesn't include the Patriots
    Peyton Manning versus Tom Brady. It used to be the NFL's ultimate matchup because it featured the modern era's top quarterbacks. But it doesn't have the same pizzazz anymore. In fact, more attention should be given to the NFC championship game because...
  • Jim Caldwell remains under heavy consideration for Lions' job, talking to Detroit officials

    Jim Caldwell remains under heavy consideration for Lions' job, talking to Detroit officials
    UPDATE (Tuesday): The Detroit Lions hired Jim Caldwell on Tuesday to be their new head coach. Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell remains a strong contender for the Detroit Lions' head coaching vacancy, according to Fritz Pollard Alliance chairman...
  • New offensive coordinator, whoever it may be, should stick with what Joe Flacco does best

    New offensive coordinator, whoever it may be, should stick with what Joe Flacco does best
    With the Detroit Lions announcing that Jim Caldwell has been hired to be their next head coach, the Ravens are now in need of a new offensive coordinator. But despite the Ravens finishing 29th in total offense, one would think they won't choose a...
  • Bits & Pieces: New Women's Hall of Fame induction class an impressive group

    The Howard County Women's Athletics Hall of Fame Committee has released the names of the latest class of inductees. This year's group includes Tatyana McFadden (Atholton), Allison Valentino Fondale (Atholton), Mike Bossom (Centennial), Shannon Salzman...
  • Don't abandon Flacco just yet [Letter]

    Don't abandon Flacco just yet [Letter]
    We have grown accustomed to a winning, Super Bowl contending team in Baltimore. Since the Ravens suffered a devastating loss last week, however, eliminating them from post-season play, panic has taken over ("When you think about it, the Ravens really...
  • Jim Caldwell to interview for Titans' head-coaching job later this week

    Jim Caldwell to interview for Titans' head-coaching job later this week
    Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is scheduled to interview with the Tennessee Titans later this week, according to Fritz Pollard Alliance chairman John Wooten. This will be Caldwell's third interview for a head-coaching vacancy since the...
  • Is the franchise tag a realistic option for Dennis Pitta?

    Is the franchise tag a realistic option for Dennis Pitta?
    Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, team president Dick Cass, general manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh will speak at the annual “State of the Ravens” offseason address tomorrow at the Under Armour Performance Center. For...