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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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  • Joe Flacco's brother, Tom, drafted by Phillies

    Joe Flacco's brother, Tom, drafted by Phillies
    Another Flacco could be playing professional sports in the near future. Tom Flacco, the youngest brother of Ravens quarterback Joe, was selected Saturday in the 32nd round (the 952nd overall pick) of the MLB Draft by his hometown Philadelphia Phillies....
  • How Colin Kaepernick's $126 million deal stacks up to Joe Flacco's $120.6 million contract

    How Colin Kaepernick's $126 million deal stacks up to Joe Flacco's $120.6 million contract
    When Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick squared off in Super Bowl XLVII, Flacco threw three touchdowns with zero interceptions and was named the Most Valuable Player of the game. Flacco got his financial...
  • Like Ravens with Joe Flacco, 49ers had flexibility for Kaepernick extension because of draft-and-develop strategy

    Like Ravens with Joe Flacco, 49ers had flexibility for Kaepernick extension because of draft-and-develop strategy
    San Francisco signed quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a six-year, $110 million contract extension with a record $62 million guaranteed on Wednesday, which inevitably brought up comparisons to the contract signed last March by the quarterback who bested...
  • Joe Flacco, Marshal Yanda named to NFL Network top 100 players list

    Joe Flacco, Marshal Yanda named to NFL Network top 100 players list
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and Pro Bowl offensive guard Marshal Yanda on Wednesday were named to the NFL Network top 100 players list. Flacco is ranked 58th and Yanda is ranked 55th overall in NFL players' balloting. Flacco was 19th on the list...
  • Steve Smith, Joe Flacco looking to build chemistry and timing

    Steve Smith, Joe Flacco looking to build chemistry and timing
    When veteran wide receiver Steve Smith played for the Carolina Panthers, his quarterbacks ran the gamut from Jake Delhomme to Cam Newton. Now, the five-time Pro Bowl selection is trying to build chemistry and timing with Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco....
  • Ozzie Newsome keeps eye on the free agent market

    Ozzie Newsome keeps eye on the free agent market
    In the past, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has been able to add some quality players in the second phase of free agency because of patience, and that won't change in 2014. In 2011, the Ravens added left offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie shortly...
  • Ravens have $4.309 million in salary cap space

    Ravens have $4.309 million in salary cap space
    With all of their draft picks under contract, the Ravens have $4.309 million in available salary cap space under the NFL limit of $133 million. That includes recent deals for first-round linebacker C.J. Mosley ($8.788 million total, 2014 salary-cap...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Ravens sign outside linebacker D.J. Roberts, cut quarterback Nick Stephens

    Ravens sign outside linebacker D.J. Roberts, cut quarterback Nick Stephens
    The Ravens have signed undrafted rookie outside linebacker D.J. Roberts and cut quarterback Nick Stephens. Roberts participated in the Ravens' rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. He played collegiately at Tennessee-Martin where he rhad 53 tackles, 11...
  • 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...