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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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  • Joe Flacco-led workouts would be good first step for Ravens' offense

    Joe Flacco-led workouts would be good first step for Ravens' offense
    At some point over the next seven weeks, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is planning on getting together with Ravens wide receivers and tight ends for informal workouts to begin preparation for the 2014 season. Tight end Dennis Pitta acknowledged that...
  • Dennis Pitta says staying with the Ravens was his priority

    Dennis Pitta says staying with the Ravens was his priority
    Now the owner of a five-year, $32 million contract, Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta didn't have any grand plans for his financial windfall. He did know that he wasn't prepared to let his best friend on the team, quarterback Joe Flacco, off the hook just...
  • Ravens mock draft roundup (March 4)

    Ravens mock draft roundup (March 4)
    National draft analysts have released a wave of new mock drafts after the NFL scouting combine wrapped up last week, but we continue to see many of the same names -- especially Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans and tight end Eric Ebron -- linked to the...
  • Kubiak will need time to teach Flacco, mold Ravens offense

    Kubiak will need time to teach Flacco, mold Ravens offense
    The Ravens hired one of the best offensive minds in the NFL as Gary Kubiak was named the team's offensive coordinator , but don't expect miracles in the 2014 season. Kubiak has put together some prolific offenses during his 21-year coaching career,...
  • Ravens have $24.929 million in salary-cap space; Monroe could test free agency

    Ravens have $24.929 million in salary-cap space; Monroe could test free agency
    As the Ravens continue to haggle with left offensive tackle Eugene Monroe in negotiations that, according to sources, remain far apart, they are $24.929 million under the NFL salary-cap limit of $133 million. They have the 10th most salary-cap space...
  • NFL salary-cap limit rises to $133 million

    NFL salary-cap limit rises to $133 million
    The NFL salary cap limit is approximately $133 million for the 2014 fiscal year, according to the NFL Players Association. It's an increase of $10 million from last year. Teams are allowed to carry over their salary cap space from last year, and the...
  • Ravens agree to five-year, $32 million deal with Dennis Pitta

    Ravens agree to five-year, $32 million deal with Dennis Pitta
    Just seven months ago, Dennis Pitta was carted off the Ravens’ practice field after suffering a fractured, dislocated right hip that required surgery. On Friday, Pitta agreed to five-year, $32 million contract with $16 million guaranteed,...
  • Drafting a running back won't help the Ravens [Letter]

    The reason the Ravens finished 30th in the NFL in rushing wasn't completely due to the lack of competent runners or ineffective linemen, it was due mainly to a predictable offensive strategy, a curse that has plagued the team for more than just one season...
  • After cutting Vonta Leach and Jameel McClain, Ravens roughly $26 million under salary cap

    After cutting Vonta Leach and Jameel McClain, Ravens roughly $26 million under salary cap
    The Ravens have carved out more salary-cap breathing room by terminating the contracts of veteran fullback Vonta Leach and inside linebacker Jameel McClain on Thursday, creating $4.95 million in salary cap space. With the salary cap now projected to...
  • Ravens could be looking for running back help in NFL draft

    Ravens could be looking for running back help in NFL draft
    Standing inside a hallway at Lucas Oil Stadium last week, coach John Harbaugh delivered a blunt assessment of one of the Ravens' thorniest issues. Upgrading the running game ranks atop the Ravens' agenda following a frustrating season in which they were...
  • NFL mock draft roundup on the Ravens' selection

    NFL mock draft roundup on the Ravens' selection
    The NFL scouting combine is in a couple of weeks, unofficially starting the league's silly season. But even though the NFL draft is still three long months away, draft analysts continue to update their mock drafts.   The last time I rounded up a few...
  • NFL peers want Tom Brady or (gasp!) Matt McGloin over Joe Flacco in the Super Bowl

    NFL peers want Tom Brady or (gasp!) Matt McGloin over Joe Flacco in the Super Bowl
    It shouldn’t surprise you that most NFL players would rather have Tom Brady or Peyton Manning as their quarterback -- not Joe Flacco -- with two minutes left in the Super Bowl and a championship on the line. Flacco has steered the Ravens into...