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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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  • Final mock drafts have Ravens taking Eric Ebron, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

    Final mock drafts have Ravens taking Eric Ebron, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
    Only a handful of people within the Ravens' front office and coaching staff truly know the team's priorities this evening, when the team picks at No. 17 in the NFL draft. When you take into account the 16 other teams drafting ahead of them, the...
  • Ravens draft analysis, position by position: Quarterback

    Ravens draft analysis, position by position: Quarterback
    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 could pick quarterback in late rounds of NFL draft

    Ravens could pick quarterback in late rounds of NFL draft
    The Ravens nearly had to replace Joe Flacco in the lineup late last season when the usually durable starting quarterback was hobbled with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Although Flacco managed to gut out the final two games of...
  • Ravens backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor understands he'll face competition

    Ravens backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor understands he'll face competition
    COLLEGE PARK — Before Brandon Weeden's signing with the Dallas Cowboys to back up Tony Romo earlier this month, a league source said the Ravens were in talks to try to acquire the former Cleveland Browns starting quarterback. The Ravens'...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Lorraine Mihok

    Lorraine Mihok
    Lorraine D. Mihok, a retired John Carroll School office administrator, died March 6 at Symphony Manor Assisted Living of complications from a fall following a stroke she suffered in 2012. The Forest Hill resident was 75. Born Lorraine Dailey in...
  • 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...
  • 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...