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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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  • Jimmy Smith jokes about wearing Super Bowl ring to joint practices

    Jimmy Smith jokes about wearing Super Bowl ring to joint practices
    Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith admits that he’s unsure how the joint practices with the San Francisco 49ers, which will take play from Saturday to Monday at the Under Armour Performance Center, will work out. But he’s knows what he could do...
  • Ravens news, notes and opinions

    Ravens news, notes and opinions
    At last year's training camp, much was said and written about the louder and bolder Joe Flacco. He verbally sparred with Terrell Suggs and other Ravens defensive players. He got on officials for not calling pass interference. He loudly encouraged his...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • With new title, personnel, Ravens' Juan Castillo has put last season behind him

    With new title, personnel, Ravens' Juan Castillo has put last season behind him
    Juan Castillo endured awkward circumstances and heavy resistance to his blocking techniques and coaching methods during a rough season last year as the Ravens' run-game coordinator. Despite the challenging year, Castillo was named the Ravens'...
  • 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....
  • Unknowns remain for Ravens' running game after strong start

    Unknowns remain for Ravens' running game after strong start
    The Ravens' running back situation has progressed better than most expected throughout training camp, but few can predict how it will unfold during the 2014 season. Veteran Ray Rice is listed as the starter but he will be suspended for the first two...
  • Harbaugh expects starters to play one quarter Saturday against Dallas

    Harbaugh expects starters to play one quarter Saturday against Dallas
    Coach John Harbaugh said Thursday that he expects to play his starters for about a quarter on Saturday in Dallas, when the Ravens play the Cowboys in the second of four preseason games. “We’ll have some play counts for a few guys,...
  • Ravens training camp highlights for Thursday, Aug. 14

    Ravens training camp highlights for Thursday, Aug. 14
    SETTING THE SCENE The Ravens’ final official practice of training camp started around noon with a walk-through practice and ended just before 3 p.m. Most of the starters finished up just after 2:30 p.m. Players wore helmets and shells. Like it was...
  • Ravens training camp highlights for Wednesday, Aug. 13

    Ravens training camp highlights for Wednesday, Aug. 13
    Setting the scene: The Ravens had an hour-long walkthrough before beginning practice at 1 p.m. on a cool, breezy afternoon in Owings Mills. Starters ended practice at 2:45 p.m., with the rest of the team working on special teams until 3:15 p.m. The team...
  • Colin Kaepernick says Joe Flacco 'throws a great deep ball'

    Colin Kaepernick says Joe Flacco 'throws a great deep ball'
    It was two years ago when Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco outdueled San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick during Super Bowl XLVII and was named Most Valuable Player after delivering three touchdown passes and zero interceptions. During the...
  • Ravens news and notes on free-agent cornerbacks, joint practices and more

    Ravens news and notes on free-agent cornerbacks, joint practices and more
    With the free agent market pretty much picked through, the Ravens' best avenue to make a significant upgrade at cornerback is via a training-camp trade. Completing one, however, is complicated by several factors. Cornerback has become a critical...