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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 watching wide receiver market while taking care of their key players

    Ravens watching wide receiver market while taking care of their key players
    Several receiving options remain available on the free-agent market and one big name, the Carolina Panthers' Steve Smith, could become available soon. There are a number of veteran offensive linemen who are still unsigned, while the market at safety and...
  • Ravens agree to terms with Jacoby Jones on four-year deal

    Ravens agree to terms with Jacoby Jones on four-year deal
    Known primarily for his game-breaking, kick-return ability, Jacoby Jones was viewed by some as a luxury item for the Ravens who seemingly had bigger needs. But general manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh didn’t quite see it that way....
  • Ravens agree to terms with Eugene Monroe, solidifying left tackle spot

    Ravens agree to terms with Eugene Monroe, solidifying left tackle spot
    Fulfilling their top free agent priority, the Ravens have agreed to a five-year deal with left tackle Eugene Monroe, the first step in an expected offensive line makeover.  Monroe, whom the Ravens acquired from the Jacksonville Jaguars in October for...
  • Ravens complete deal and then sit back as first day of NFL free agency closes

    Ravens complete deal and then sit back as first day of NFL free agency closes
    On an eventful first day of free agency that saw a ton of money change hands and a boatload of players change uniforms, the Ravens stuck to a familiar script. About 30 minutes after the market opened at 4 p.m., the Ravens fulfilled their top free-...
  • 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 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...
  • Harbaugh confirms that Flacco is organizing offseason workouts

    Harbaugh confirms that Flacco is organizing offseason workouts
    Ravens head coach John Harbaugh became the third member of the organization, following wide receiver Torrey Smith and tight end Dennis Pitta, to confirm that quarterback Joe Flacco is actively setting up informal workouts with his receivers before the...