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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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  • Instant analysis from the Ravens' preseason opener against the 49ers

    Instant analysis from the Ravens' preseason opener against the 49ers
    Now that the Ravens' preseason opener is in the books, The Baltimore Sun's reporters, columnists and editors weigh in on the team's debut in the 23-3 win against the San Francisco 49ers. Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: The Ravens got exactly what they wanted...
  • Ravens training camp highlights for Monday, Aug. 4

    Ravens training camp highlights for Monday, Aug. 4
    Setting the scene: Initially scheduled for 7 p.m., the Ravens’ open workout at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium got underway about a half hour earlier than expected. On a sticky night in Annapolis, the practice lasted about 2 1/2 hours, ending...
  • Ravens training camp highlights for August 1

    Ravens training camp highlights for August 1
    Setting the scene: Ravens players took the field just before 8:30 a.m., wearing shorts and shells. The noncontact workout ended around 11:30 a.m. It was a relatively quiet and uneventful practice, with the players undoubtedly appreciating the overcast...
  • Running game is the key to Ravens coordinator Gary Kubiak's offense

    Running game is the key to Ravens coordinator Gary Kubiak's offense
    In theory, the West Coast offense doesn't appear to be ideal for an East Coast football team. Gary Kubiak's version, though, might be the perfect fit for the Ravens. The short, quick passes still will be a major staple of their offense, but in Kubiak'...
  • Chykie Brown, Keith Wenning rebound with their best practices of camp

    Chykie Brown, Keith Wenning rebound with their best practices of camp
    Ravens cornerback Chykie Brown and rookie quarterback Keith Wenning have both endured some rough days since their arrival at training camp. Brown has frequently been burnt for touchdowns by veteran wide receiver Steve Smith. And Wenning has thrown...
  • Ravens training camp highlights for Sunday, Aug. 3

    Ravens training camp highlights for Sunday, Aug. 3
    Setting the scene: The Ravens began their last full practice at the Under Armour Performance Center for nearly a week around 1 p.m., and practiced under overcast skies until 4 p.m. It was the team's second straight day in full pads. Daily battle:...
  • Ravens' Marlon Brown catching on, has his best practice of training camp Sunday

    Ravens' Marlon Brown catching on, has his best practice of training camp Sunday
    After a three-hour practice, Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown signed a couple autographs, spoke briefly to reporters and then jogged back to the practice field to catch more passes from the JUGS machine. Brown, the second-year player who set a Ravens...
  • Mike Preston's observations from Ravens training camp

    Mike Preston's observations from Ravens training camp
    Some of our representatives in Congress have started to weigh in on the NFL’s decision to suspend running back Ray Rice for only two games, as if they don’t have enough to do already. There is fighting the Middle East, a confrontation in...
  • Joe Flacco encouraged by Ravens' progress on offense

    Joe Flacco encouraged by Ravens' progress on offense
    Only a scaled-down version of new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's playbook was revealed Thursday night, but the Ravens' overhauled offense got positive reviews. Based on the limited sample of 10 plays during the Ravens' opening drive against the San...
  • Anquan Boldin returns to Ravens practice, but as a 49ers wide receiver

    Anquan Boldin returns to Ravens practice, but as a 49ers wide receiver
    San Francisco 49ers players walked around the Under Armour Performance Center on Saturday, following signs that directed them to destinations important over the next three days. Arrows pointed them to the dining area, the showers and the indoor training...
  • Kicker Justin Tucker is highest-rated Ravens player in Madden 15

    Kicker Justin Tucker is highest-rated Ravens player in Madden 15
    As if anyone needed a reminder of how last year's Ravens campaign went, EA Sports' Madden player ratings are out, and the top-rated player on the Ravens is none other than kicker Justin Tucker. Tucker is rated as a 93 overall, one point ahead of...
  • Ravens running game finds preseason success in Gary Kubiak's new offense

    Ravens running game finds preseason success in Gary Kubiak's new offense
    Standing in front of his locker late Thursday night, running back Bernard Pierce smiled when reminded how the Ravens struggled mightily to run the football last season. Pierce was typically grouchy after games last year, a man of few words and even...