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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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  • How do changes in Ray Rice's legal situation affect the Ravens?

    How do changes in Ray Rice's legal situation affect the Ravens?
    From a football standpoint, I don't think the upgraded charge on running back Ray Rice changes things too much. The Ravens planned on adding at least one running back before Rice’s legal issues began and once they did, they were prepared for the...
  • Ravens backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor understands he'll face competition

    Ravens backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor understands he'll face competition
    COLLEGE PARK — Before Brandon Weeden's signing with the Dallas Cowboys to back up Tony Romo earlier this month, a league source said the Ravens were in talks to try to acquire the former Cleveland Browns starting quarterback. The Ravens'...
  • Lorraine Mihok

    Lorraine Mihok
    Lorraine D. Mihok, a retired John Carroll School office administrator, died March 6 at Symphony Manor Assisted Living of complications from a fall following a stroke she suffered in 2012. The Forest Hill resident was 75. Born Lorraine Dailey in...
  • Ravens have $6.976 million remaining in salary cap space

    Ravens have $6.976 million remaining in salary cap space
    Since acquiring veteran center Jeremy Zuttah in a trade and signing him to a five-year, $18 million contract extension that includes a salary cap figure of $1.7 million this year, the Ravens are now approximately $6.976 million under the NFL salary cap...
  • Steve Smith says that he's focused on exceeding expectations with Ravens

    Steve Smith says that he's focused on exceeding expectations with Ravens
    FORT BELVOIR, VA. -- Steve Smith signed a three-year, $11.5 million deal with the Ravens about three weeks ago, but the task of acclimating himself to a new organization will accelerate tomorrow morning. Smith is planning to drive to the Ravens’...
  • Ravens were again one of the NFL's fastest in offensive pace, but execution was lacking

    Ravens were again one of the NFL's fastest in offensive pace, but execution was lacking
    In Sunday’s AFC championship game, two of the NFL's fastest teams -- in terms of what their offenses do between plays, not during -- will battle it out with a spot in the Super Bowl on the line. The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos both...
  • Jim Caldwell remains under heavy consideration for Lions' job, talking to Detroit officials

    Jim Caldwell remains under heavy consideration for Lions' job, talking to Detroit officials
    UPDATE (Tuesday): The Detroit Lions hired Jim Caldwell on Tuesday to be their new head coach. Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell remains a strong contender for the Detroit Lions' head coaching vacancy, according to Fritz Pollard Alliance chairman...
  • New offensive coordinator, whoever it may be, should stick with what Joe Flacco does best

    New offensive coordinator, whoever it may be, should stick with what Joe Flacco does best
    With the Detroit Lions announcing that Jim Caldwell has been hired to be their next head coach, the Ravens are now in need of a new offensive coordinator. But despite the Ravens finishing 29th in total offense, one would think they won't choose a...
  • Bits & Pieces: New Women's Hall of Fame induction class an impressive group

    The Howard County Women's Athletics Hall of Fame Committee has released the names of the latest class of inductees. This year's group includes Tatyana McFadden (Atholton), Allison Valentino Fondale (Atholton), Mike Bossom (Centennial), Shannon Salzman...
  • Introduced as Lions coach, Jim Caldwell says, 'I believe the time is now'

    Introduced as Lions coach, Jim Caldwell says, 'I believe the time is now'
    Introduced on Wednesday as the Detroit Lions' new head coach, former Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell has no intentions of supervising a rebuilding project. Taking over a talented roster that includes quarterback Matthew Stafford, wide receiver...
  • Offensive coordinator opening attracting quality candidates for Ravens

    Offensive coordinator opening attracting quality candidates for Ravens
    Head coach John Harbaugh and other Ravens officials have been mostly mum about the process of finding a replacement for offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, and the characteristics the organization is looking for in its next hire. However, one thing...
  • To help fix a Ravens offense with flaws, QB Joe Flacco must address his own

    To help fix a Ravens offense with flaws, QB Joe Flacco must address his own
    Standing by a bench late in the Ravens' season finale, quarterback Joe Flacco frowned and shook his head in disgust. An errant pass intended for and thrown well behind wide receiver Torrey Smith had just landed in the hands of Cincinnati Bengals...