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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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  • With new offense around him, Ravens QB Joe Flacco knows he has chance 'to do new things'

    With new offense around him, Ravens QB Joe Flacco knows he has chance 'to do new things'
    CHANTILLY, Va. — Since quarterback Joe Flacco last broke the huddle during a season-ending loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in late December, the Ravens have dramatically overhauled an offense that struggled mightily last season. They've hired...
  • After Daniels, Cody, Forsett deals, Ravens are $6.321 million under salary cap

    After Daniels, Cody, Forsett deals, Ravens are $6.321 million under salary cap
    The Ravens' new contracts for tight end Owen Daniels, running back Justin Forsett and nose tackle Terrence Cody weren't expensive. Daniels' deal has a maximum value of $2 million, including a $1 million base salary and incentives of $1 million that...
  • Ravens draft analysis, position by position: Wide receiver

    Ravens draft analysis, position by position: Wide receiver
    From now until May 8, the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, The Sun will look at where the Ravens stand at each position, the likelihood that they will address that spot early in the draft and some of the prospects that they may consider. The Ravens...
  • Ravens continue to see value in small-school draft prospects

    Ravens continue to see value in small-school draft prospects
    The Ravens devote a considerable amount of resources to scouting small-school draft prospects. It's a commitment that six years ago yielded eventual Super Bowl XLVII Most Valuable Player Joe Flacco from Delaware in the first round. The Ravens signed the...
  • For the Ravens, the NFL draft has been a combination of strategy, skill and luck

    For the Ravens, the NFL draft has been a combination of strategy, skill and luck
    Select an immediate standout early, an eventual starter or two later, then round out the class with a few rookie free-agent gems. For much of Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome's tenure, that's been his blueprint on draft day. "Once you start out...
  • Lardarius Webb throws out first pitch at Camden Yards

    Lardarius Webb throws out first pitch at Camden Yards
    Wearing a Cal Ripken jersey, Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb threw out the first pitch tonight at Camden Yards. Webb will be back downtown June 1 at M&T Bank Stadium for his annual charity softball game, which was moved this year from Ripken Stadium in...
  • Ed Reed to play in Lardarius Webb's charity softball game

    Ed Reed to play in Lardarius Webb's charity softball game
    Former Ravens free safety Ed Reed is scheduled to play in cornerback Lardarius Webb's annual charity softball game, Webb tweeted Tuesday morning. Reed, 35, last played at M&T Bank Stadium last season when the Ravens defeated the New York Jets. The...
  • Tackles Taylor Lewan and Zack Martin, safety Calvin Pryor connected to Ravens in mock drafts

    Tackles Taylor Lewan and Zack Martin, safety Calvin Pryor connected to Ravens in mock drafts
    The NFL draft, which begins May 8, represents the Ravens' next great chance to add an impact talent to a core they hope hasn't won it's last Super Bowl. Writers from across the Internet have taken stabs at projecting who the Ravens will choose with...
  • Ravens strength coach pleased with progress of Rice, Osemele, turnout for offseason program

    Ravens strength coach pleased with progress of Rice, Osemele, turnout for offseason program
    Ravens running back Ray Rice has made major progress since the end of a season in which he struggled with hip and quadriceps injuries and played at the heaviest weight of his career. Rice weighed roughly 225 pounds by the end of last season, when he...
  • Thoughts on Ravens' schedule, LaQuan Williams and the draft

    Thoughts on Ravens' schedule, LaQuan Williams and the draft
    By now, the Ravens' 2014 regular-season schedule has been sufficiently dissected. And yet, it surprises me a little bit that I’m still hearing from some fans that think the schedule sets up poorly for the Ravens. Look, there’s no such...
  • Justin Tucker's 61-yard field goal lifts Ravens to 18-16 win over Detroit Lions

    Justin Tucker's 61-yard field goal lifts Ravens to 18-16 win over Detroit Lions
    It seems improbable, but the Ravens are more than willing to let Justin Tucker kick them all the way to the playoffs. Tucker's sixth field goal of the night, this one from 61 yards with 38 seconds to play, pushed the Ravens to their biggest victory of...
  • 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...