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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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  • Mike Preston: Ray Lewis needs to stop being so self-serving

    Mike Preston: Ray Lewis needs to stop being so self-serving
    This is the second time I have heard or seen comments from former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis questioning the Ravens lack of leadership this season, and the latest apparently stems from the recent problem with offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie and receiver...
  • 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...
  • Ravens RB Ray Rice practices Wednesday, plans to play Sunday

    Ravens RB Ray Rice practices Wednesday, plans to play Sunday
    Ravens star running back Ray Rice practiced Wednesday on a limited basis and said he plans to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, mapping out his return after missing one game with a strained left hip flexor. Although Rice was regarded as close to...
  • 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....
  • Talking Ravens-Bills with Brian Galliford, a Bills blogger for Buffalo Rumblings

    Talking Ravens-Bills with Brian Galliford, a Bills blogger for Buffalo Rumblings
    Now that the NFL season is here, I’m putting a twist on my weekly Blogger on Blogger series. Each week, I hope to enlist a blogger who regularly writes about the Ravens’ opponent to help me break down the game. This week, I exchanged emails...
  • Harbaugh says Ed Dickson isn't the same player that he was two years ago

    Harbaugh says Ed Dickson isn't the same player that he was two years ago
    When tight end Dennis Pitta dislocated and fractured his right hip during the preseason, many references were made about how productive his replacement was two seasons ago. Ed Dickson caught a career-high 54 passes for 528 yards and five touchdowns...
  • Looking at potential free-agent centers, Joe Flacco's mobility, Ravens coaches and more

    Looking at potential free-agent centers, Joe Flacco's mobility, Ravens coaches and more
    The Detroit Lions’ re-signing of veteran center Dominic Raiola last week reaffirmed my belief that finding a quality center might be one of the biggest challenges for the Ravens front office this offseason. There will still be a few of them...
  • NFL mock draft roundup on the Ravens' selection

    NFL mock draft roundup on the Ravens' selection
    The NFL scouting combine is in a couple of weeks, unofficially starting the league's silly season. But even though the NFL draft is still three long months away, draft analysts continue to update their mock drafts.   The last time I rounded up a few...
  • The patient Baltimore Ravens and comedic Cleveland Browns are a contrast in stability

    The patient Baltimore Ravens and comedic Cleveland Browns are a contrast in stability
    To understand the wide chasm between the Ravens and the Cleveland Browns -- two teams at opposite ends of the NFL’s hierarchy -- you need only to look at how the organizations conduct their business. Sure, talent evaluation, player development and...
  • Jerry Angelo is not a big fan of Joe Flacco

    Jerry Angelo is not a big fan of Joe Flacco
    Jerry Angelo spent a decade as the general manager of the Chicago Bears, but he is probably best known in Baltimore as the guy who botched that would-be draft-night trade with the Ravens three years ago. We haven’t heard from Angelo in a while...
  • It might not be top priority, but Ravens still need to address defensive line

    It might not be top priority, but Ravens still need to address defensive line
    At this time last year, the Ravens were still basking in the glow of their Super Bowl XLVII championship while formulating a game plan aimed at keep them among the league’s elite. The biggest item on their to-do list was to re-sign quarterback Joe...
  • Ravens will have choices in 'the best wide receiver draft' in years

    Ravens will have choices in 'the best wide receiver draft' in years
    The Ravens are optimistic they will find the type of wide receiver they are looking for this offseason. And after listening to Mike Mayock’s conference call on Tuesday, you can see why they are so confident. The respected NFL Network analyst feels...