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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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  • 2013 season is becoming the year of the kicker throughout the NFL

    2013 season is becoming the year of the kicker throughout the NFL
    As quarterback Joe Flacco yelled out commands to the Ravens' offense late Monday night, Matt Stover yelled at the television. The Ravens, who trailed the Detroit Lions by one point with under a minute to play, had advanced to the Lions' 43, where they...
  • DeAndre Levy not fined for low hit on Joe Flacco, Elam fined $7,875 for personal foul

    DeAndre Levy not fined for low hit on Joe Flacco, Elam fined $7,875 for personal foul
    Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy wasn't fined for his low hit Monday night on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, according to a league spokesman. Levy wasn't penalized for the hit, which happened during the fourth quarter of the Ravens' 18-16 win at...
  • Ravens QB Joe Flacco, RB Ray Rice both practice Friday

    Ravens QB Joe Flacco, RB Ray Rice both practice Friday
    As the Ravens started their final full-scale practice before Sunday's showdown against the New England Patriots at M&T Bank Stadium, quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Ray Rice were both on the field. RiceĀ (thigh) did not practice Wednesday, and he...
  • Ravens Notebook: Flacco questionable, but expected to play

    Ravens Notebook: Flacco questionable, but expected to play
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco made it through the final full practice of the week without further injuring his sprained left knee. Flacco, who practiced on a limited basis all week while wearing a brace on his left knee, was listed as questionable on...
  • T.J. Ward: Low for hitting low? [Commentary]

    T.J. Ward: Low for hitting low? [Commentary]
    Three Sundays ago, during the New England Patriots' football game against the Cleveland Browns, the collective heart of Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., stopped: In the middle of the third quarter, after tight end Rob Gronkowski caught a pass for...
  • Ravens and Patriots back on collision course in high-stakes rivalry

    Ravens and Patriots back on collision course in high-stakes rivalry
    The Ravens and New England Patriots have been on a collision course since January, when the Ravens got revenge against their AFC rivals en route to the Super Bowl. The two teams might not have circled today on their calendars when the NFL released its...
  • Jeff Zrebiec's scouting report for the Ravens-Patriots game

    Jeff Zrebiec's scouting report for the Ravens-Patriots game
    PASSING GAME RAVENS: In his last four games against the Patriots, quarterback Joe Flacco has thrown for 1,213 yards, 10 touchdowns and just two interceptions. Flacco has moved well around the pocket in recent weeks, but his mobility may be affected by...
  • As expected, Joe Flacco, Elvis Dumervil active for the Ravens-Patriots game

    As expected, Joe Flacco, Elvis Dumervil active for the Ravens-Patriots game
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will wear a protective brace on his left knee for today's game against the New England Patriots at M&T Bank Stadium. Flacco practiced all week without any setbacks after spraining the medial collateral ligament in his...
  • Ravens defense struggles to stop Patriots' balanced offense

    Ravens defense struggles to stop Patriots' balanced offense
    Between the precision of quarterback Tom Brady and running back LeGarrette Blount busting through tackles Sunday, the Ravens' defense was perplexed by a balanced New England Patriots offense. When the Ravens attempted to pressure Brady, he quickly...
  • Ravens grounded in 41-7 loss at home to the Patriots, no longer control playoff future

    Ravens grounded in 41-7 loss at home to the Patriots, no longer control playoff future
    As the New England Patriots were turning the game into a rout with two late defensive touchdowns, wide receiver Torrey Smith sat on an otherwise empty bench, surveying a scene that no Raven could fathom. M&T Bank Stadium was just about empty by then,...
  • Injured knee holds up 'really well,' but hobbled Joe Flacco does not in Ravens' loss

    Injured knee holds up 'really well,' but hobbled Joe Flacco does not in Ravens' loss
    As quarterback Joe Flacco, barefoot and braceless, leaned on the lectern after Sunday's 41-7 loss to the New England Patriots, he made a point not to use his left knee, sore and swollen in recent days, as an excuse for an uneven performance. Flacco...
  • Instant analysis of the Ravens' 41-7 loss to the New England Patriots in Week 16

    Instant analysis of the Ravens' 41-7 loss to the New England Patriots in Week 16
    Baltimore Sun staff members give their thoughts on the Ravens' game against the New England Patriots in Week 16 of the 2013 NFL season. Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: Given how well the Ravens were playing and the fact that they were at home, their poor...