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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 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dallas Clark returns from illness, Joe Flacco practicing again

    Dallas Clark returns from illness, Joe Flacco practicing again
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is practicing for the second consecutive day Thursday after suffering a low-grade sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee Monday night against the Detroit Lions. Flacco is wearing a protective brace on his left...
  • Now a can't-miss kicker, Ravens' Justin Tucker was overlooked by all of NFL in 2012 draft

    Now a can't-miss kicker, Ravens' Justin Tucker was overlooked by all of NFL in 2012 draft
    For nearly an hour, Justin Tucker's right foot boomed footballs into the warm Texas air. He split the uprights from one distance, then marched back 5 yards and did it again, moving around the field with purpose and poise. He blasted kickoffs into the...
  • Baltimore Sun staff picks for the Ravens-Patriots game

    Baltimore Sun staff picks for the Ravens-Patriots game
    The Baltimore Sun's experts make their predictions for the Week 16 game between the Ravens and New England Patriots at M&T Bank Stadium. Monique Jones Patriots 28, Ravens 20 The Ravens have had to scrape by their previous two opponents. If the...
  • Who's picking the Ravens to beat the New England Patriots?

    Who's picking the Ravens to beat the New England Patriots?
    A roundup of NFL experts' picks for Sunday's game between the Ravens and New England Patriots. * Vinnie Iyer at the Sporting News says the Ravens will beat the Patriots, 24-20. The Ravens swept the Patriots last season, including their impressive...
  • Patriots coach Bill Belichick praises Ravens TE Dennis Pitta

    Patriots coach Bill Belichick praises Ravens TE Dennis Pitta
    When the Ravens beat the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game in January, tight end Dennis Pitta played a prominent role. Pitta caught five passes for 55 yards, including a 5-yard catch from quarterback Joe Flacco for a go-ahead touchdown...
  • Joe Flacco wearing knee brace, participating in light practice

    Joe Flacco wearing knee brace, participating in light practice
    Although the Ravens left little doubt that quarterback Joe Flacco will line up Sunday against the New England Patriots despite an minor sprained left knee, he won’t do so without taking a precautionary measure. A magnetic resonance imaging exam...