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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 training camp highlights for Aug. 10

    Ravens training camp highlights for Aug. 10
    Setting the scene: The Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers came out under clear, sticky skies at noon for a full-pads practice at the Under Armour Performance Center. The teams came in around 2:30 p.m. I’ve seen enough: The Ravens’ first-team...
  • Ravens training camp highlights for Aug. 2

    Ravens training camp highlights for Aug. 2
    Setting the scene: The Ravens took the field in full pads a little before 10 a.m. for the first time since Wednesday, with veterans finishing their work at 1:30 p.m. and the remainder of the team running special teams drills until 2 p.m. It appeared it...
  • Ravens training camp highlights for Saturday, Aug. 9

    Ravens training camp highlights for Saturday, Aug. 9
    Setting the scene: The Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers took the field at the Ravens' Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills at 2:45 p.m. under sunny skies with one of the largest crowds of training camp looking on. The 49ers finished about 5:...
  • Coffee Companion (8/31): Injury bug hits Ravens on eve of Rice comments

    Coffee Companion (8/31): Injury bug hits Ravens on eve of Rice comments
    Today is going to be crazy, with Ray Rice on the podium, but yesterday was kind of wild too. Here's what happened, courtesy of the Coffee Companion, where we recap the previous day's sports headlines. - Ravens’ defensive linemen Timmy Jernigan and...
  • New Ravens QBs coach praises Joe Flacco's adjustment to new footwork

    New Ravens QBs coach praises Joe Flacco's adjustment to new footwork
    In new Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's system, quarterbacks are required to be mobile and precise in their movements. They're expected to execute a lot of play-action fakes, roll out to throw on the run, as well as waggle and bootleg plays....
  • Dean Pees says Ravens are concerned about cornerback depth

    Dean Pees says Ravens are concerned about cornerback depth
    Defensive coordinator Dean Pees said Friday that the outside concerns about the Ravens’ cornerback depth aren’t unfounded. The team feels the same way. “I don’t think there’s been more made of it,” Pees said. “I...
  • Ravens' depth chart observations on Haloti Ngata, C.J. Mosley and more

    Ravens' depth chart observations on Haloti Ngata, C.J. Mosley and more
    The Ravens have released their initial depth chart, which provides an estimation of the players' current standing. It didn't include any surprises based on what's been going on at practice. The Ravens have Pro Bowl nose tackle Haloti Ngata lined up as...
  • Ex-Navy safety Jeromy Miles returns to Annapolis with the Ravens

    Ex-Navy safety Jeromy Miles returns to Annapolis with the Ravens
    Several members of the Ravens played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium while in college, most notably tailback Ray Rice (Rutgers) and quarterback Joe Flacco (Delaware). Backup safety Jeromy Miles is the only Ravens player who, as a collegian,...
  • Ravens news, notes and opinions on the beginning of training camp

    Ravens news, notes and opinions on the beginning of training camp
    Thursday's first full-squad workout in training camp will begin the daily reports about how Joe Flacco and the rest of the offense are taking to Gary Kubiak's new plays and schemes. But not all of the Ravens' visible changes will be on offense. I...
  • Full offseason could make a big difference for Ravens, left tackle Eugene Monroe

    When the Ravens acquired left offensive tackle Eugene Monroe through a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars last October in exchange for fourth-round and fifth-round draft picks, he began an accelerated crash course into the playbook. It wasn't always...
  • Ravens QB Joe Flacco sees progress, 'explosion' from lighter, leaner running back Ray Rice

    Ravens QB Joe Flacco sees progress, 'explosion' from lighter, leaner running back Ray Rice
    When Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco handed the football off and threw swing passes to Ray Rice this spring, he had a close-up view of the three-time Pro Bowl running back's physical transformation. Rice had regained much of his old quickness,...
  • Cornerback Jimmy Smith is on the verge of breakout season

    Cornerback Jimmy Smith is on the verge of breakout season
    Early in Wednesday's organized team activities, cornerback Jimmy Smith intercepted a pass near the 20-yard line and seconds later blew by quarterback Joe Flacco for a touchdown. Shortly after he crossed the goal line, Smith rolled out the ball and...