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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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  • Who's picking the Ravens to beat the Cincinnati Bengals?

    Who's picking the Ravens to beat the Cincinnati Bengals?
    A roundup of NFL experts' picks for Sunday's game between the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals. * CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco says the Bengals will win, 23-20, because the Ravens offensive line isn't good enough to stop the Bengals' defensive...
  • Who's picking the Ravens to beat the Chicago Bears?

    Who's picking the Ravens to beat the Chicago Bears?
    A roundup of NFL experts' picks for Sunday's game between the Ravens and Chicago Bears. * FoxSports.com's Peter Schrager expects the Ravens to edge the Bears, 23-20. Don’t look now, but the Ravens could be primed for a nice second-half run....
  • Finally, CBS Sports brings some energy, passion to Ravens telecast

    Finally, CBS Sports brings some energy, passion to Ravens telecast
    On Sunday afternoon, CBS Sports delivered a telecast of the Ravens' 20-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals that was worthy of prime time. In fact, the first half was as good a half of NFL TV coverage as I have seen all year -- and that includes my...
  • Ravens backup QB Tyrod Taylor provides early spark, then fizzles

    Ravens backup QB Tyrod Taylor provides early spark, then fizzles
    As Tyrod Taylor took his place behind center for a handful of snaps on Sunday, Joe Flacco stood out wide near the sideline, his $120.6 million hands stuffed into his handwarmer and his body language screaming that he had little interest in running...
  • Ravens agree to three-year, $11 million deal with Steve Smith

    Ravens agree to three-year, $11 million deal with Steve Smith
    Earlier this offseason, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh came to the same conclusion while mulling what type of wide receiver the team needed to help the offense get back on track. At the time, they had no way of knowing...
  • Tough choices await the Ravens coaches at wide receiver

    Tough choices await the Ravens coaches at wide receiver
    Just five days ago, the Ravens were left with only three healthy wide receivers for their game against the Miami Dolphins. When they put out their inactive list about 90 minutes before Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers, they figure to have...
  • Deemed a playoff team in April, Ravens have yet to prove Ozzie Newsome right

    Deemed a playoff team in April, Ravens have yet to prove Ozzie Newsome right
    For the better part of an hour, general manager Ozzie Newsome answered questions about the Ravens' numerous offseason losses, their remaining roster holes and the challenge they would face trying to repeat as Super Bowl champions. Finally, he decided to...
  • Looking back at the Ravens' win over the Miami Dolphins

    Looking back at the Ravens' win over the Miami Dolphins
    Ravens 26, Dolphins 23 STRATEGY: Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell recognized a need for a more balanced, methodical approach, calling a season-high 40 runs for 133 yards. Torrey Smith, Ray Rice and Deonte Thompson were targeted on 24 of 32...
  • Instant analysis of the Ravens' 34-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17

    Instant analysis of the Ravens' 34-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17
    Baltimore Sun staff members give their thoughts on the Ravens' game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17 of the 2013 NFL season. Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: The Ravens' final game of 2013 proved to be a microcosm of their season. They made a slew of...
  • Ravens defense struggles to get to Bengals QB Andy Dalton in season finale

    Ravens defense struggles to get to Bengals QB Andy Dalton in season finale
    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton convinced Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs that he was handing the football off to rookie running back Giovani Bernard in the fourth quarter Sunday, selling his fake adeptly enough to get Suggs to crash...
  • Ravens' players and fans come to terms with sudden end to season

    Ravens' players and fans come to terms with sudden end to season
    The final group of Ravens started trickling out of the visiting locker room at Paul Brown Stadium Sunday evening, heading first to Baltimore and then into an offseason that started far earlier than it expected. For the first time since 2007, the...
  • Ravens' Joe Flacco says he won't need surgery on left knee

    Ravens' Joe Flacco says he won't need surgery on left knee
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco played through pain during the final two games after spraining the medial collateral ligament in his left knee against the Detroit Lions in Week 15. Flacco said, however, that he won't need to undergo offseason surgery to...