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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 have $6.976 million remaining in salary cap space

    Ravens have $6.976 million remaining in salary cap space
    Since acquiring veteran center Jeremy Zuttah in a trade and signing him to a five-year, $18 million contract extension that includes a salary cap figure of $1.7 million this year, the Ravens are now approximately $6.976 million under the NFL salary cap...
  • Steve Smith says that he's focused on exceeding expectations with Ravens

    Steve Smith says that he's focused on exceeding expectations with Ravens
    FORT BELVOIR, VA. -- Steve Smith signed a three-year, $11.5 million deal with the Ravens about three weeks ago, but the task of acclimating himself to a new organization will accelerate tomorrow morning. Smith is planning to drive to the Ravens’...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • After long delay, Ravens suffer 23-20 loss to Bears in overtime

    After long delay, Ravens suffer 23-20 loss to Bears in overtime
    After all that happened during the game’s first 59 minutes — the near two-hour weather delay, the conditions that were the worst that most of them had ever played in, the swings of momentum — the Ravens had the ball at the Chicago Bears&...
  • Ravens begin crucial stretch with 19-3 win over the New York Jets

    Ravens begin crucial stretch with 19-3 win over the New York Jets
    Whether it was said this week in the Ravens' meeting rooms or on the practice field depends on whom you asked. But what was clear for 60 minutes Sunday against the New York Jets and in the locker room afterward was that the Ravens were intent on proving...
  • Ravens hold off Steelers' rally for 22-20 victory on Thanksgiving night

    Ravens hold off Steelers' rally for 22-20 victory on Thanksgiving night
    The Ravens are very much back in playoff position, and they can thank Joe Flacco's arm, Justin Tucker's foot and the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers' Emmanuel Sanders. Who needs anything like the wildcat offense when your quarterback is keeping the...
  • Justin Tucker's 44-yard field goal lifts Ravens to 26-23 win over Dolphins

    Justin Tucker's 44-yard field goal lifts Ravens to 26-23 win over Dolphins
    Ray Rice had welts on his forehead and upper right arm. He needed to douse his eyes with drops to clear them of dirt and sweat. After more than three hours of playing in stifling heat and humidity, the Ravens diminutive running back looked like a man...
  • In crazy finish, Ravens come back to beat Vikings, 29-26, in the snow

    In crazy finish, Ravens come back to beat Vikings, 29-26, in the snow
    There will be plenty of time to ponder what this could do for the Ravens’ season. But in the immediate aftermath of a 29-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings that mixed the exhilarating with the absurd, the Ravens were far too consumed with what...
  • 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...