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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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  • CBS makes a bold, winning call in 'Thursday Night Football' premiere

    CBS makes a bold, winning call in 'Thursday Night Football' premiere
    The premiere of “Thursday Night Football” on CBS was a winner in my book before a second of the game between the Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers was played at M&T Bank Stadium. Given the nuclear fallout all week from the TMZ video that...
  • Ravens-Steelers Scouting Report

    Ravens-Steelers Scouting Report
    RAVENS PASSING GAME: As much as he's struggled against the Cincinnati Bengals, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has flourished in recent years against the Steelers, throwing eight touchdown passes and just one interception in his past seven games against...
  • Ravens bounce back from Week 1 loss with dominating 26-6 win over Steelers

    Ravens bounce back from Week 1 loss with dominating 26-6 win over Steelers
    John Harbaugh walked toward the back of the bench to exhort the fans, wagged four fingers in the air to signal the start of the final quarter and welcomed big defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to the sideline with a flying chest bump that left the Ravens&...
  • Ravens stay focused on the Steelers after challenging week

    Ravens stay focused on the Steelers after challenging week
    The short span between the Ravens' loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday and tonight's prime-time showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers was made interminable by the release of Ray Rice. As team and league officials scrambled to quell the...
  • Instant analysis of the Ravens' 26-6 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2

    Instant analysis of the Ravens' 26-6 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2
    Baltimore Sun reporters, columnists and editors give their instant analysis of the Ravens' 26-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2 at M&T Bank Stadium. Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: It wasn't pretty or exciting, but it was certainly effective. The...
  • Ravens expect to look to entire running back group against Steelers

    Ravens expect to look to entire running back group against Steelers
    A day after running back Ray Rice's contract was terminated, Ravens coach John Harbaugh reaffirmed his belief in Bernard Pierce, who didn't touch the ball after fumbling on his sixth carry in Sunday's season opener. "Bernard has been very good. He has a...
  • Ravens tight end Owen Daniels steps up at the right time

    Ravens tight end Owen Daniels steps up at the right time
    Just a few weeks ago, Ravens veteran tight end Owen Daniels' status was very much in doubt. When a chronic hamstring problem sidelined the two-time Pro Bowl selection for the majority of the preseason, Daniels insisted that he knew how his body was...
  • Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston

    Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston
    Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston answers readers' questions about the Ravens' loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1 and more. Did the offense play in any preseason games? The first half seemed like their first game together. -- Mike K., New...
  • Five Ravens stats that stand out ahead of game Thursday vs. Steelers

    Five Ravens stats that stand out ahead of game Thursday vs. Steelers
    Every Wednesday, I’ll serve up five stats you should know heading into that week’s Ravens game. This week’s stats, pertaining to Thursday’s primetime game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, will come under great fire because the...
  • Joe Flacco says Torrey Smith still progressing at underneath routes

    Joe Flacco says Torrey Smith still progressing at underneath routes
    If there was a disconnect on short to intermediate passing routes between Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and wide receiver Torrey Smith, Flacco said it no longer exists. Flacco on Tuesday clarified comments he made to CBS broadcaster Solomon Wilcots, who...
  • Flacco, other top Ravens say Ray Rice remains in their thoughts

    Flacco, other top Ravens say Ray Rice remains in their thoughts
    Joe Flacco and Ray Rice arrived in the Ravens’ organization in the same 2008 draft, and they’ve been two of the primary faces of the offense for the past six seasons. Flacco acknowledged that he saw the video of Rice striking his then-...
  • A troubling week for Baltimore sports fans

    A troubling week for Baltimore sports fans
    Just seven days ago, Baltimore's sports fans, the faithful clad in orange and purple, were brimming with optimism. The Ravens were set to open what they hoped would be a bounce-back season with star running back Ray Rice due to return at the end of...