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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 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...
  • Ravens continue to see value in small-school draft prospects

    Ravens continue to see value in small-school draft prospects
    The Ravens devote a considerable amount of resources to scouting small-school draft prospects. It's a commitment that six years ago yielded eventual Super Bowl XLVII Most Valuable Player Joe Flacco from Delaware in the first round. The Ravens signed the...
  • For the Ravens, the NFL draft has been a combination of strategy, skill and luck

    For the Ravens, the NFL draft has been a combination of strategy, skill and luck
    Select an immediate standout early, an eventual starter or two later, then round out the class with a few rookie free-agent gems. For much of Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome's tenure, that's been his blueprint on draft day. "Once you start out...
  • Tough decisions await the Ravens with franchise tag

    Tough decisions await the Ravens with franchise tag
    The NFL's annual offseason free agent spending spree won't officially get underway until March 11, but the Ravens will have a $6.7 million decision to make within the next couple of weeks. Or is it an $11.5 million decision? The Ravens' evaluation...
  • Ravens agree to three-year, $11 million deal with Steve Smith

    Ravens agree to three-year, $11 million deal with Steve Smith
    Earlier this offseason, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh came to the same conclusion while mulling what type of wide receiver the team needed to help the offense get back on track. At the time, they had no way of knowing...
  • Ravens mock draft roundup (March 18)

    Ravens mock draft roundup (March 18)
    A week into free agency, all of the marquee players have been snatched up and few household names remain on the open market. Most teams, including the Ravens, have filled important needs, which could change their priorities when it comes to the NFL draft,...
  • Ravens acquire center Jeremy Zuttah from Tampa Bay Buccaneers for draft pick

    Ravens acquire center Jeremy Zuttah from Tampa Bay Buccaneers for draft pick
    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Ravens filled another of their primary offseason needs Sunday, acquiring starting center Jeremy Zuttah from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a 2015 fifth-round draft pick. Zuttah, who has played all three interior...
  • Bisciotti says that team added another year on Harbaugh's contract

    Bisciotti says that team added another year on Harbaugh's contract
    In his 20-plus minute interview this afternoon with The Baltimore Sun, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti defended Ray Rice and Joe Flacco and expressed confidence that his team will return to the playoffs. But he also used the opportunity to reveal two...
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  • Ravens coach John Harbaugh talks about many topics at NFL owners meetings

    Ravens coach John Harbaugh talks about many topics at NFL owners meetings
    ORLANDO -- Ravens coach John Harbaugh just spoke with reporters for about an hour on a variety of topics at the NFL owners meetings. Here are some of the highlights: Like owner Steve Bisciotti did a day earlier, Harbaugh again defended Ray Rice and said...
  • Q&A with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti

    Q&A with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti
    A year ago at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti couldn't walk 10 feet without being congratulated for his team's victory in Super Bowl XLVII about a month and a half earlier. This year, however, has brought different...
  • Ravens turn focus to the offensive line

    Ravens turn focus to the offensive line
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh made it clear that despite a busy two weeks, the Ravens aren't done in free agency. They still have more work to do throughout their roster, including an offensive line that remains under construction. Harbaugh revealed part...