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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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  • In NFL draft, Ravens 'were not going to just reach down' to pick an offensive tackle

    In NFL draft, Ravens 'were not going to just reach down' to pick an offensive tackle
    When the Ravens came within striking distance of picking a viable offensive tackle during the NFL draft, the options disappeared. Demand for quality offensive tackles quickly outweighed the supply Thursday as four were taken ahead of the Ravens'...
  • After NFL draft, offensive line remains Ravens' biggest weakness

    After NFL draft, offensive line remains Ravens' biggest weakness
    An average football team had an average draft. The Ravens came away from the annual event held over the weekend with nine rookies, but only two — linebacker C.J. Mosley and safety Terrence Brooks — will have immediate impact. A third,...
  • Thoughts on Ravens' schedule, LaQuan Williams and the draft

    Thoughts on Ravens' schedule, LaQuan Williams and the draft
    By now, the Ravens' 2014 regular-season schedule has been sufficiently dissected. And yet, it surprises me a little bit that I’m still hearing from some fans that think the schedule sets up poorly for the Ravens. Look, there’s no such...
  • Terrell Suggs, Haloti Ngata, Chris Canty not at organized team activity

    Terrell Suggs, Haloti Ngata, Chris Canty not at organized team activity
    Three defensive starters weren't present at the Ravens' organized team activity Thursday at team headquarters. Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, Pro Bowl nose tackle Haloti Ngata and defensive end Chris Canty aren't among those participating in...
  • Ravens could pick quarterback in late rounds of NFL draft

    Ravens could pick quarterback in late rounds of NFL draft
    The Ravens nearly had to replace Joe Flacco in the lineup late last season when the usually durable starting quarterback was hobbled with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Although Flacco managed to gut out the final two games of...
  • Ravens draft analysis, position by position: Quarterback

    Ravens draft analysis, position by position: Quarterback
    From now until May 8, the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, The Sun will look at where the Ravens stand at each position, the likelihood that they will address that spot early in the draft and some of the prospects that they may consider. The Ravens...
  • Ravens players must take responsibility for their off-field actions

    Ravens players must take responsibility for their off-field actions
    During a 21-minute news conference Thursday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh appeared angry, frustrated and disappointed. As he enters his seventh season, the Ravens have never had more off-field incidents than this offseason. Four of the 13 NFL players...
  • Whom should the Ravens select with No. 17 pick in NFL draft?

    Whom should the Ravens select with No. 17 pick in NFL draft?
    Baltimore Sun reporters, editors and columnists each give an opinion on whom the Ravens should select with the No. 17 overall pick in Thursday night's first round of the NFL draft. Jeff Zrebiec, reporter LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama: He may be long gone...
  • Final mock drafts have Ravens taking Eric Ebron, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

    Final mock drafts have Ravens taking Eric Ebron, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
    Only a handful of people within the Ravens' front office and coaching staff truly know the team's priorities this evening, when the team picks at No. 17 in the NFL draft. When you take into account the 16 other teams drafting ahead of them, the...
  • Joe Flacco using OTAs to become familiar with new offense

    Joe Flacco using OTAs to become familiar with new offense
    He has a new offense to learn, different voices in his ear and a couple of additional targets at his disposal. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, however, seems intent on keeping his approach unchanged, even after the most disappointing season of his NFL...
  • Coffee Companion (5/30): Plenty of headlines from Ravens OTAs

    Coffee Companion (5/30): Plenty of headlines from Ravens OTAs
    It was a packed slate of Baltimore sports yesterday with the Ravens opening their OTAs to the media and the Orioles playing against the suddenly-becoming-relevant Astros, so this Coffee Companion was easy to brew. Every weekday morning, we use this...
  • Ravens draft analysis, position by position: Wide receiver

    Ravens draft analysis, position by position: Wide receiver
    From now until May 8, the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, The Sun will look at where the Ravens stand at each position, the likelihood that they will address that spot early in the draft and some of the prospects that they may consider. The Ravens...