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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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  • In Ozzie Newsome the Ravens trust

    In Ozzie Newsome the Ravens trust
    As Steve Bisciotti tells it, neither he nor John Harbaugh is patient when it comes to the Ravens. So when a big decision confronts them and emotions are boiling, they turn to their in-house Solomon, also known as Ozzie Newsome. They do so knowing full...
  • Ravens' salary-cap update: $1.645 million available

    Ravens' salary-cap update: $1.645 million available
    The Ravens have $1.645 million in salary-cap space under the NFL limit of $123 million. The Ravens signed veteran running back Bernard Scott to a one-year, $715,000 contract. It counts $298,824 against the salary cap under the minimum salary benefit....
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers
    Each week, Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson will look back at the Ravens' previous game. Steelers 19, Ravens 16 STRATEGY: Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell all but scrapped the I-formation, making a bid to accelerate the tempo through a...
  • Ravens snap count observations from the unofficial first half of the 2013 season

    Ravens snap count observations from the unofficial first half of the 2013 season
    When the Ravens signed middle linebacker Daryl Smith this past spring, perhaps the biggest question was whether Smith would be able to stay healthy for all 16 games. The 31-year-old had missed only four games in his career before a groin injury...
  • Ravens still looking for signature win with Packers next on the schedule

    Ravens still looking for signature win with Packers next on the schedule
    It didn't seem like it two weeks ago when the Ravens committed five turnovers and allowed more than 200 yards rushing in a loss to the Buffalo Bills. The Ravens didn't make an emphatic statement on Sunday either in a victory over the Miami Dolphins,...
  • 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...
  • 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, Broncos could be in a hurry Thursday

    Ravens, Broncos could be in a hurry Thursday
    When the Ravens and Broncos kick off the regular season Thursday night, count on seeing defenders gasping for thin mountain air as the two quarterbacks race their offenses to the line of scrimmage to run play after play. Peyton Manning has long been a...
  • Jacoby Jones hurts knee, Michael Oher sprains ankle

    Jacoby Jones hurts knee, Michael Oher sprains ankle
    It was a costly game for the Ravens' offense and special teams Thusday night, sustaining damaging losses in terms of injuries as two key players left the game nursing ailments. First, Pro Bowl kick returner Jacoby Jones sprained his knee in the second...
  • Broncos aren't interested in revisiting loss to Ravens in AFC divisional round

    Broncos aren't interested in revisiting loss to Ravens in AFC divisional round
    On that unforgettable January night in Denver, the Ravens walked into Sports Authority Field at Mile High as heavy underdogs — a team that few outside their locker room believed had a realistic chance to defeat quarterback Peyton Manning and the...
  • Stokley knows that scoring points is best defense against Manning

    Stokley knows that scoring points is best defense against Manning
    Ravens wide receiver Brandon Stokley spent four seasons with quarterback Peyton Manning in Indianapolis and the two reunited last year for one season in Denver. Like Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell and tight end Dallas Clark, Stokley has great...
  • Ravens-Broncos Week 1 picks

    Ravens-Broncos Week 1 picks
    Monique Jones Broncos 34, Ravens 28 No matter what the Broncos have said this week, they've been waiting all offseason for this match-up. The Mile High air could be a challenge for the Ravens in the season opener. Mike Preston Broncos 28, Ravens...