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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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  • Jacoby Jones recalls dramatic touchdown against Broncos' Rahim Moore, 'We caught him slipping'

    Jacoby Jones recalls dramatic touchdown against Broncos' Rahim Moore, 'We caught him slipping'
    The towering spiral from Joe Flacco, the flailing arms of trailing Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore and the rich feeling of crossing the end zone, none of the rich details ever gets old for Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones. Jones emerged as a...
  • Joe Flacco understands why Broncos fans are upset

    Joe Flacco understands why Broncos fans are upset
    Quarterback Joe Flacco had no idea that a large banner with his image was hanging from Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the home of the Denver Broncos, until wide receiver Torrey Smith and a couple of his other teammates sent him a picture of the...
  • Ravens continue looking for the right combination of receivers

    Ravens continue looking for the right combination of receivers
    Since the start of training camp a month ago, quarterback Joe Flacco has watched as his top two tight ends went down and prominent young wide-outs failed to step up. He saw the Ravens bring in veteran pass-catchers Brandon Stokley, Dallas Clark and...
  • 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 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...
  • Day after loss to Buffalo, John Harbaugh doesn't hold back

    Day after loss to Buffalo, John Harbaugh doesn't hold back
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh wasn't willing to second guess the decision Sunday to abandon the run game nor was he in the mood to protect some of the team's under-performing players. Given ample time to digest Sunday's mistake-filled 23-20 road loss to...
  • Ellerbe hopes lessons learned as a Raven now help him with the Dolphins

    Ellerbe hopes lessons learned as a Raven now help him with the Dolphins
    So much has changed for Dannell Ellerbe since the Super Bowl. He is in a new city wearing a different uniform for another AFC contender. He is now the leader that young players look to in key moments, instead of it being the other way around. And yes, his...
  • Ravens acquire offensive tackle Eugene Monroe via trade from Jaguars

    Ravens acquire offensive tackle Eugene Monroe via trade from Jaguars
    The Ravens have acquired offensive tackle Eugene Monroe from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange  for multiple draft pick compensation, according to league sources. A source said the Ravens will be sending third-day draft picks to the Jaguars for...
  • After struggling vs. Packers, Ravens' matchup with Steelers looms

    After struggling vs. Packers, Ravens' matchup with Steelers looms
    The case can be made that there is no shame in losing a game by two points to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, but it would to be hard to find a good lawyer to argue it. The Ravens simply did not show up in the first half Sunday. They were...
  • Mike Preston: Quick thoughts from Ravens' 49-27 loss to Broncos

    Mike Preston: Quick thoughts from Ravens' 49-27 loss to Broncos
    I expect a lot of the national media to say that the reason the Ravens lost and gave up a lot of yards to Denver and Peyton Manning is because the team no longer has linebacker Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed. Of course, that is totally false. Last...
  • Ravens' struggles continue in 19-16 loss on road to Steelers

    Ravens' struggles continue in 19-16 loss on road to Steelers
    Terrell Suggs didn’t want to hear about how the Ravens were still right in the thick of the AFC North race or about how they still had nine games remaining and a bye week to make much-needed corrections. After watching the defense he leads let...
  • ESPN counts Ravens all but out in 'Countdown,' but game coverage solid

    ESPN counts Ravens all but out in 'Countdown,' but game coverage solid
    After watching ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown” show, I wondered why they even bothered to play the game. All I heard for two hours, was how unstoppable Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was, and how all but impossible it was for the Ravens...