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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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  • 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...
  • Ravens training camp highlights for Aug. 10

    Ravens training camp highlights for Aug. 10
    Setting the scene: The Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers came out under clear, sticky skies at noon for a full-pads practice at the Under Armour Performance Center. The teams came in around 2:30 p.m. I’ve seen enough: The Ravens’ first-team...
  • Anquan Boldin returns to Ravens practice, but as a 49ers wide receiver

    Anquan Boldin returns to Ravens practice, but as a 49ers wide receiver
    San Francisco 49ers players walked around the Under Armour Performance Center on Saturday, following signs that directed them to destinations important over the next three days. Arrows pointed them to the dining area, the showers and the indoor training...
  • Jimmy Smith jokes about wearing Super Bowl ring to joint practices

    Jimmy Smith jokes about wearing Super Bowl ring to joint practices
    Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith admits that he’s unsure how the joint practices with the San Francisco 49ers, which will take play from Saturday to Monday at the Under Armour Performance Center, will work out. But he’s knows what he could do...
  • Ravens' depth chart observations on Haloti Ngata, C.J. Mosley and more

    Ravens' depth chart observations on Haloti Ngata, C.J. Mosley and more
    The Ravens have released their initial depth chart, which provides an estimation of the players' current standing. It didn't include any surprises based on what's been going on at practice. The Ravens have Pro Bowl nose tackle Haloti Ngata lined up as...
  • Dean Pees says Ravens are concerned about cornerback depth

    Dean Pees says Ravens are concerned about cornerback depth
    Defensive coordinator Dean Pees said Friday that the outside concerns about the Ravens’ cornerback depth aren’t unfounded. The team feels the same way. “I don’t think there’s been more made of it,” Pees said. “I...
  • Comparing Andy Dalton's $115 million deal to Joe Flacco's $120.6 million contract

    Comparing Andy Dalton's $115 million deal to Joe Flacco's $120.6 million contract
    When the San Francisco 49ers signed quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a contract earlier this year with a maximum value of $126 million that was billed as having $61 million guaranteed, it was actually a deal with just $12.328 million guaranteed at the time...
  • Ravens running game finds preseason success in Gary Kubiak's new offense

    Ravens running game finds preseason success in Gary Kubiak's new offense
    Standing in front of his locker late Thursday night, running back Bernard Pierce smiled when reminded how the Ravens struggled mightily to run the football last season. Pierce was typically grouchy after games last year, a man of few words and even...