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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 camp highlights from Monday, July 28

    Setting the scene The Ravens' first of two open practices at M&T Bank Stadium started just before 7 p.m. on a warm and breezy night. The Ravens announced the crowd at 28,323, though some headed for the exits when it started to rain with about 45...
  • 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...
  • It's time to see what Ravens can do on field instead of off it

    It's time to see what Ravens can do on field instead of off it
    There was a time not so long ago when the opening of Ravens training camp was a good excuse for local fans to turn the page halfway through another disappointing baseball season, but times have changed. When the Ravens begin workouts this week, they...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ravens players must take responsibility for their off-field actions

    Ravens players must take responsibility for their off-field actions
    During a 21-minute news conference Thursday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh appeared angry, frustrated and disappointed. As he enters his seventh season, the Ravens have never had more off-field incidents than this offseason. Four of the 13 NFL players...
  • Ravens have $5.488 million in salary cap space

    Ravens have $5.488 million in salary cap space
    The Ravens remain in a solid situation in terms of financial flexibility. With 88 players under contract, the Ravens have $5.488 million available under the NFL salary cap limit of $133 million. Only the top 51 salaries count against the cap during...
  • Joe Flacco using OTAs to become familiar with new offense

    Joe Flacco using OTAs to become familiar with new offense
    He has a new offense to learn, different voices in his ear and a couple of additional targets at his disposal. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, however, seems intent on keeping his approach unchanged, even after the most disappointing season of his NFL...
  • 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...
  • 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....