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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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  • Instant analysis from the Ravens' 37-30 victory over Dallas

    Instant analysis from the Ravens' 37-30 victory over Dallas
    The Ravens came away with a 37-30 win over the Dallas Cowboys to begin the preseason 2-0. The Baltimore Sun's reporters, columnists and editors weigh in on the team's win. Mike Preston, columnist Ravens have more overall talent than the Cowboys, but...
  • Ravens training camp highlights for Monday, Aug. 11

    Ravens training camp highlights for Monday, Aug. 11
    Setting the scene: The Ravens and San Francisco 49ers took the field in helmets and shorts at 10:30 a.m. and practiced for about two and a half hours under sunny skies at the Under Armour Performance Center. Finally, a weakness: Not that we’re...
  • 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...
  • Anquan Boldin returns to Ravens practice, but as a 49ers wide receiver

    Anquan Boldin returns to Ravens practice, but as a 49ers wide receiver
    San Francisco 49ers players walked around the Under Armour Performance Center on Saturday, following signs that directed them to destinations important over the next three days. Arrows pointed them to the dining area, the showers and the indoor training...
  • 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:...
  • Joe Flacco encouraged by Ravens' progress on offense

    Joe Flacco encouraged by Ravens' progress on offense
    Only a scaled-down version of new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's playbook was revealed Thursday night, but the Ravens' overhauled offense got positive reviews. Based on the limited sample of 10 plays during the Ravens' opening drive against the San...
  • 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'...
  • Ravens running game finds preseason success in Gary Kubiak's new offense

    Ravens running game finds preseason success in Gary Kubiak's new offense
    Standing in front of his locker late Thursday night, running back Bernard Pierce smiled when reminded how the Ravens struggled mightily to run the football last season. Pierce was typically grouchy after games last year, a man of few words and even...
  • 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...