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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 tight end Dennis Pitta takes impressive path to recovery from hip injury

    Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta takes impressive path to recovery from hip injury
    Each time the ambulance hit a pothole, Dennis Pitta experienced a new level of agony. There were so many things on his mind. Was his season over? Was his career in jeopardy? How was his wife? Serious reflection, though, would have to wait. The pain...
  • Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam overcomes slow start

    Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam overcomes slow start
    The final word belongs to Ravens rookie free safety Matt Elam. Following a week where he created unwanted headlines when he called Detroit Lions star Calvin Johnson "pretty old," Elam intercepted a Matthew Stafford pass in the final minute to preserve...
  • Snap in the mud likely prevented potential game-winning touchdown to Torrey Smith

    Snap in the mud likely prevented potential game-winning touchdown to Torrey Smith
    One of the Ravens’ most pivotal plays Sunday was derailed when a shotgun snap from center Gino Gradkowski to quarterback Joe Flacco skidded through the mud at Soldier Field. It was a costly error from Gradkowski in the sloppy field conditions...
  • Running it back: Tucker is Ravens' MVP, Smith unplugs Megatron and more from Monday night's win

    Running it back: Tucker is Ravens' MVP, Smith unplugs Megatron and more from Monday night's win
    This would have sounded crazy a month ago, but as of this morning, the Ravens are two wins away from their third straight AFC North title. They have turned the season around because Joe Flacco has found his groove, his supporting cast has picked up its...
  • Limping Flacco says his knee feels fine and strong

    Limping Flacco says his knee feels fine and strong
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco walked to the interview room following the Ravens’ 18-16 victory over the Detroit Lions with a slight limp but looking significantly better than he did after he took a helmet to his left knee about midway through the...
  • Ravens continue to find creative ways to win games

    Ravens continue to find creative ways to win games
    Daryl Smith has been a Raven for a little more than six months, long enough for the veteran middle linebacker to get swept up in the late-season feeling that has seemingly overtaken the organization for a second straight year. "We believe that the...
  • Year in review: What the Ravens' Super Bowl victory really meant

    Year in review: What the Ravens' Super Bowl victory really meant
    I've had to explain this about 50 times since February: Yes, I was at the Super Bowl, but I didn't even go in to watch the Ravens play in the Super Bowl. Best decision of 2013, and maybe, just maybe, ever. You see, it's not really about the athletics...
  • Looking back at the Ravens' 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions

    Looking back at the Ravens' 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions
    Ravens 18, Lions 16 STRATEGY: The Ravens broke character defensively, deploying cornerback Jimmy Smith to match up in press coverage against Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson. He was primarily responsible for limiting Johnson to six receptions for...
  • Five stats that stand out as the Ravens prepare to face the New England Patriots

    Five stats that stand out as the Ravens prepare to face the New England Patriots
    Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel highlights five stats that really mean something for the Ravens. Four -- kickers who have made a go-ahead field goal from 60-plus yards in the final minute of a game. Justin Tucker set a franchise record when he...
  • Joe Flacco wearing knee brace, participating in light practice

    Joe Flacco wearing knee brace, participating in light practice
    Although the Ravens left little doubt that quarterback Joe Flacco will line up Sunday against the New England Patriots despite an minor sprained left knee, he won’t do so without taking a precautionary measure. A magnetic resonance imaging exam...
  • Terrell Suggs taking quiet, measured approach to Patriots this week

    Terrell Suggs taking quiet, measured approach to Patriots this week
    The old Terrell Suggs would have pounced. He would have used the question as an opportunity to further his past platform that Tom Brady gets preferential treatment from the league, and as an opening to blast the New England Patriots quarterback who he...
  • Who's picking the Ravens to beat the New England Patriots?

    Who's picking the Ravens to beat the New England Patriots?
    A roundup of NFL experts' picks for Sunday's game between the Ravens and New England Patriots. * Vinnie Iyer at the Sporting News says the Ravens will beat the Patriots, 24-20. The Ravens swept the Patriots last season, including their impressive...