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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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  • Third preseason game may be last opportunity for Flacco to test offense before regular season

    Third preseason game may be last opportunity for Flacco to test offense before regular season
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh has mostly stuck to his script from previous preseasons, which means Saturday's game against the Washington Redskins will be quarterback Joe Flacco's final dress rehearsal for the Sept. 7 regular-season opener against the...
  • Joe Flacco downplays Johnny Manziel flipping off Redskins, says middle finger no big deal

    Joe Flacco downplays Johnny Manziel flipping off Redskins, says middle finger no big deal
    When it comes to obscene gestures and the middle-finger salute, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is a live-and-let-live kind of guy. Flacco downplayed the significance of Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel flipping off the Washington...
  • At midway point of preseason, it's hard to tell whether Ravens have improved

    At midway point of preseason, it's hard to tell whether Ravens have improved
    After nearly five weeks of training camp and two preseason games, it's still hard to predict if the Ravens will improve on last year's 8-8 record. On paper, they should because of certain additions they've made during the offseason. Those improvements...
  • With new title, personnel, Ravens' Juan Castillo has put last season behind him

    With new title, personnel, Ravens' Juan Castillo has put last season behind him
    Juan Castillo endured awkward circumstances and heavy resistance to his blocking techniques and coaching methods during a rough season last year as the Ravens' run-game coordinator. Despite the challenging year, Castillo was named the Ravens'...
  • Unknowns remain for Ravens' running game after strong start

    Unknowns remain for Ravens' running game after strong start
    The Ravens' running back situation has progressed better than most expected throughout training camp, but few can predict how it will unfold during the 2014 season. Veteran Ray Rice is listed as the starter but he will be suspended for the first two...
  • Ravens training camp highlights for Thursday, Aug. 14

    Ravens training camp highlights for Thursday, Aug. 14
    SETTING THE SCENE The Ravens’ final official practice of training camp started around noon with a walk-through practice and ended just before 3 p.m. Most of the starters finished up just after 2:30 p.m. Players wore helmets and shells. Like it was...
  • Harbaugh expects starters to play one quarter Saturday against Dallas

    Harbaugh expects starters to play one quarter Saturday against Dallas
    Coach John Harbaugh said Thursday that he expects to play his starters for about a quarter on Saturday in Dallas, when the Ravens play the Cowboys in the second of four preseason games. “We’ll have some play counts for a few guys,...
  • Ravens training camp highlights for Wednesday, Aug. 13

    Ravens training camp highlights for Wednesday, Aug. 13
    Setting the scene: The Ravens had an hour-long walkthrough before beginning practice at 1 p.m. on a cool, breezy afternoon in Owings Mills. Starters ended practice at 2:45 p.m., with the rest of the team working on special teams until 3:15 p.m. The team...
  • Colin Kaepernick says Joe Flacco 'throws a great deep ball'

    Colin Kaepernick says Joe Flacco 'throws a great deep ball'
    It was two years ago when Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco outdueled San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick during Super Bowl XLVII and was named Most Valuable Player after delivering three touchdown passes and zero interceptions. During the...
  • Ravens news and notes on free-agent cornerbacks, joint practices and more

    Ravens news and notes on free-agent cornerbacks, joint practices and more
    With the free agent market pretty much picked through, the Ravens' best avenue to make a significant upgrade at cornerback is via a training-camp trade. Completing one, however, is complicated by several factors. Cornerback has become a critical...
  • Ex-Ravens linebacker Bart Scott ready to 'keep it real' as CBS analyst

    Ex-Ravens linebacker Bart Scott ready to 'keep it real' as CBS analyst
    When the regular season opens next month, former Ravens linebacker Bart Scott will debut on CBS's NFL Today pregame show as a commentator and analyst. Can't wait. Scott will be provocative, funny, entertaining and knowledgeable, but there also will be...
  • Ravens training camp highlights for Monday, Aug. 11

    Ravens training camp highlights for Monday, Aug. 11
    Setting the scene: The Ravens and San Francisco 49ers took the field in helmets and shorts at 10:30 a.m. and practiced for about two and a half hours under sunny skies at the Under Armour Performance Center. Finally, a weakness: Not that we’re...