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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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  • Tight end Daniels says he's over injuries that ended his last season, limited his practicing

    Tight end Daniels says he's over injuries that ended his last season, limited his practicing
    The Ravens had just finished Tuesday's practice on one of the hottest days of the summer, but Owen Daniels wasn't quite ready for the workout to be over. As many of his teammates headed inside, the 31-year-old stayed on the field and did some extra...
  • Ravens sign rookie QB Keith Wenning, eight other players to practice squad

    Ravens sign rookie QB Keith Wenning, eight other players to practice squad
    Ravens players were given two days off before they return to the team facility Tuesday and ramp up preparations for Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. For the 53 players who survived a long training camp and two...
  • Source: Chargers cutting tight end Mike Flacco

    Source: Chargers cutting tight end Mike Flacco
    The San Diego Chargers are cutting tight end Mike Flacco, according to a source. The brother of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, Mike Flacco signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Chargers following the draft. Mike Flacco, 27, declared early...
  • After slow start, Ravens' rally falls short in 23-16 loss to Bengals in season opener

    After slow start, Ravens' rally falls short in 23-16 loss to Bengals in season opener
    As much as the Ravens wanted to forget about the 2013 season, the memories — or should we say nightmares? — came rushing back. There was the slow start on offense, a few head-scratching miscues by quarterback Joe Flacco and a total...
  • With preseason over, Ravens have some tough roster decisions to make

    With preseason over, Ravens have some tough roster decisions to make
    Now that the preseason is finally over, the next order of business for the Ravens is finalizing their 53-man roster, which will have to be done by 4 p.m. Saturday. The Ravens are currently at 75 players, so they’ll need to make 22 moves over the...
  • Playoff success separates Ravens' Joe Flacco from Bengals' Andy Dalton

    Joe Flacco keeps his diamond-encrusted Super Bowl ring locked away for safekeeping, a glistening reminder of his greatest triumph as a quarterback. The ring is something that separates the Ravens quarterback from Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy...
  • Ravens head into the great unknown

    Ravens head into the great unknown
    So now it's time to venture into the great unknown. The Ravens will open the regular season Sunday against the team that pushed them out of the playoff picture in Week 17 last year and will know a lot more about where they're headed after a five-day...
  • Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco finds new focus with Kubiak offense

    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco finds new focus with Kubiak offense
    The process of fixing what ailed Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco didn't start with his right arm, his eyes or what's between his ears. It began with his feet. Flacco and the rest of the team's passers started nearly every day of training camp with a drill...
  • Ravens, Bengals defenses don't make it easy for Dalton, Flacco

    Ravens, Bengals defenses don't make it easy for Dalton, Flacco
    The last time that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco squared off against the Cincinnati Bengals, he trudged off the field with an aching left knee and a frustrated look on his face. Besides absorbing brutal hits from Bengals pass rushers, Flacco was...
  • Ravens looking for a bit of redemption after disappointing 2013 season

    Ravens looking for a bit of redemption after disappointing 2013 season
    Don't bother asking the Ravens about redemption. They're not interested in framing the 2014 season that way. In fact, they'd just as soon not discuss last season — 8-8 record, no playoffs, lousy statistics for big-money players, off-field...
  • Jeff Zrebiec's scouting report for the Ravens-Bengals season opener

    Jeff Zrebiec's scouting report for the Ravens-Bengals season opener
    PASSING RAVENS: This will be Joe Flacco's 13th game against the Bengals, but the quarterback will present Cincinnati with a different look. In Gary Kubiak's offense, Flacco will use more play-action and try to get the ball out quicker. It should help...
  • Watching Joe Flacco is like riding a roller coaster of emotions

    Watching Joe Flacco is like riding a roller coaster of emotions
    Few players can torment a fan base like quarterback Joe Flacco. Sunday afternoons in Baltimore during the NFL season have become an elevator ride of emotions with No. 5. We cheer him. We boo him. We love him. We hate him. Sometimes he has the arm...