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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 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...
  • Instant analysis on the Ravens' first-round pick C.J. Mosley

    Instant analysis on the Ravens' first-round pick C.J. Mosley
    Baltimore Sun reporters, columnists and editors react to the Ravens' first-round selection of Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley with the No. 17 overall pick on Thursday night. Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: The Ravens always say that they draft the best-player-...
  • C.J. Mosley getting a range of lessons in the NFL

    C.J. Mosley getting a range of lessons in the NFL
    Inside linebacker C.J. Mosley had some tough classes at the University of Alabama, but nothing as hard as learning about playing in the National Football League. Mosley has been on a crash course since the Ravens drafted him in the first-round (17th...
  • 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...
  • Lardarius Webb determined to become 'lockdown' corner again

    Lardarius Webb determined to become 'lockdown' corner again
    Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb darted around the practice field this week, quickly breaking on the football to knock down passes and challenge veteran wide receiver Steve Smith. In October, it will have been a full two years since Webb tore the...
  • 10 Baltimore shows and stories to look for on TV this summer

    10 Baltimore shows and stories to look for on TV this summer
    From Rep. Elijah E. Cummings playing a leading role in televised hearings on American deaths in Benghazi, to the Game Show Network visiting a Baltimore church to play matchmaker for a member of the congregation, there is going to be a distinct local...
  • Large turnout for Lardarius Webb's annual charity softball game

    Large turnout for Lardarius Webb's annual charity softball game
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco hit some towering shots during a home run derby that was ultimately won by punter Sam Koch. Wide receiver Jacoby Jones danced as he rounded into home plate following a home run. Offensive tackle Ryan Jensen displayed a...
  • Ed Reed 'definitely preparing to play' this season, but he has no plans to join any team

    Ed Reed 'definitely preparing to play' this season, but he has no plans to join any team
    Former Ravens safety Ed Reed stood in the middle of a makeshift softball diamond on a field he knows well and waved his arms as fans chanted his name. Reed, who played 11 seasons with the Ravens, has long said that Baltimore will always feel like home,...
  • Source: New Haven TE Mike Flacco signing with the Chargers

    Source: New Haven TE Mike Flacco signing with the Chargers
    New Haven tight end Mike Flacco is heading to the NFL. The brother of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is signing an undrafted free agent contract with the San Diego Chargers, according to a league source. Mike Flacco, 26, declared early for the NFL...
  • When faced with several options, the Ravens made the right move

    When faced with several options, the Ravens made the right move
    The Ravens were stuck in no man's land when they selected Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley with the No. 17 overall pick. But they made the best of the situation. Mosley was a great linebacker last season and one of the top players in college football....
  • 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...