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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 outside linebacker D.J. Roberts, cut quarterback Nick Stephens

    Ravens sign outside linebacker D.J. Roberts, cut quarterback Nick Stephens
    The Ravens have signed undrafted rookie outside linebacker D.J. Roberts and cut quarterback Nick Stephens. Roberts participated in the Ravens' rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. He played collegiately at Tennessee-Martin where he rhad 53 tackles, 11...
  • 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...
  • Ngata, Wieters and others add hometown appeal to snack foods

    Ngata, Wieters and others add hometown appeal to snack foods
    The recipe is familiar, but with a fresh twist. Mix the salty, crunchy goodness of traditional munchies with the spicy kick reminiscent of Maryland's steamed crabs — and add the power of several professional Baltimore athletes for good measure...
  • 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-...
  • Ozzie Newsome keeps eye on the free agent market

    Ozzie Newsome keeps eye on the free agent market
    In the past, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has been able to add some quality players in the second phase of free agency because of patience, and that won't change in 2014. In 2011, the Ravens added left offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie shortly...
  • Steve Smith, Joe Flacco looking to build chemistry and timing

    Steve Smith, Joe Flacco looking to build chemistry and timing
    When veteran wide receiver Steve Smith played for the Carolina Panthers, his quarterbacks ran the gamut from Jake Delhomme to Cam Newton. Now, the five-time Pro Bowl selection is trying to build chemistry and timing with Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco....
  • C.J. Mosley getting a range of lessons in the NFL

    C.J. Mosley getting a range of lessons in the NFL
    Inside linebacker C.J. Mosley had some tough classes at the University of Alabama, but nothing as hard as learning about playing in the National Football League. Mosley has been on a crash course since the Ravens drafted him in the first-round (17th...
  • Don't expect Joe Flacco to be babied by Gary Kubiak

    Don't expect Joe Flacco to be babied by Gary Kubiak
    When training camp started last season, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was friendly and happy. He joked with teammates more than usual and was more animated and vocal. At that time, a lot of us thought his leadership was emerging because the Ravens had...
  • Joe Flacco on Ravens offense: 'I think we look good'

    Joe Flacco on Ravens offense: 'I think we look good'
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will spend the next month working out and keeping his right arm in shape through regular throwing sessions with friends, teammates and anybody else capable of catching a tight spiral. He said the downtime before training...
  • With new players and new scheme, Ravens offensive line 'moving forward'

    With new players and new scheme, Ravens offensive line 'moving forward'
    The mood and composition of the Ravens' offensive line have undergone major changes after a frustrating season. Pass rushers often invaded the pocket last year, either knocking quarterback Joe Flacco to the ground or harassing him into rushed throws...
  • Coffee Companion (6/20): Ravens wrap up mandatory minicamp

    Coffee Companion (6/20): Ravens wrap up mandatory minicamp
    Allow me to get really old for a second. You'll see elsewhere on our site that legendary songwriter Gerry Goffin died yesterday. He wrote, among other things, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," which is a phenomenal song. If you're a frequent Coffee Companion...
  • Like Ravens with Joe Flacco, 49ers had flexibility for Kaepernick extension because of draft-and-develop strategy

    Like Ravens with Joe Flacco, 49ers had flexibility for Kaepernick extension because of draft-and-develop strategy
    San Francisco signed quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a six-year, $110 million contract extension with a record $62 million guaranteed on Wednesday, which inevitably brought up comparisons to the contract signed last March by the quarterback who bested...