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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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  • Seahawks spell victory with a capital 'D'

    Seahawks spell victory with a capital 'D'
    Chalk this one up to that old cliché about good pitching beating good hitting. The Seattle Seahawks showed again that championships really are won on defense, and they did it against one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the NFL. Five-...
  • Ravens got a glimpse of what was to come from the Seahawks back in 2011

    Ravens got a glimpse of what was to come from the Seahawks back in 2011
    Midway through the 2011 season, the Ravens flew out to Seattle to play a young Seahawks team they were expected to defeat fairly easily. The Ravens were 6-2 and were a popular preseason pick to make the playoffs. The Seahawks were just 2-6 after somehow...
  • Looking at physical safeties in the NFL draft, Gary Kubiak, Ravens coaching staff and more

    Looking at physical safeties in the NFL draft, Gary Kubiak, Ravens coaching staff and more
    While the Ravens’ brass will undoubtedly reiterate its intention to draft the “best-player available” countless times before May’s draft, it is already widely assumed that the team will use its first pick to either augment the...
  • How did Rivals rank current Ravens players as high-school prospects back in the day?

    How did Rivals rank current Ravens players as high-school prospects back in the day?
    On Wednesday morning, hundreds of highly touted high school football players across the country dusted off the nearest fax machine to send their signed letters of intent to college football programs, from powerhouses to smaller schools. These...
  • Three Ravens made Pro Football Focus' 'all-postseason team' from 2008-2013

    Three Ravens made Pro Football Focus' 'all-postseason team' from 2008-2013
    While wrapping up their Super Bowl coverage this week, the folks over at Pro Football Focus put together an interesting post with an all-star team of their highest-graded playoff performers over the past six seasons. Three Ravens players made the squad,...
  • Kiper says UNC TE Eric Ebron would be a 'heck of a pick' for Ravens

    Kiper says UNC TE Eric Ebron would be a 'heck of a pick' for Ravens
    Although the Ravens have targeted wide receiver as a position they want to upgrade this offseason, that's unlikely to be done at the expense of the tight end spot. With tight end Dennis Pitta schedule to become an unrestricted free agent along with Ed...
  • Looking at potential free-agent centers, Joe Flacco's mobility, Ravens coaches and more

    Looking at potential free-agent centers, Joe Flacco's mobility, Ravens coaches and more
    The Detroit Lions’ re-signing of veteran center Dominic Raiola last week reaffirmed my belief that finding a quality center might be one of the biggest challenges for the Ravens front office this offseason. There will still be a few of them...
  • 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...
  • The patient Baltimore Ravens and comedic Cleveland Browns are a contrast in stability

    The patient Baltimore Ravens and comedic Cleveland Browns are a contrast in stability
    To understand the wide chasm between the Ravens and the Cleveland Browns -- two teams at opposite ends of the NFL’s hierarchy -- you need only to look at how the organizations conduct their business. Sure, talent evaluation, player development and...
  • Jerry Angelo is not a big fan of Joe Flacco

    Jerry Angelo is not a big fan of Joe Flacco
    Jerry Angelo spent a decade as the general manager of the Chicago Bears, but he is probably best known in Baltimore as the guy who botched that would-be draft-night trade with the Ravens three years ago. We haven’t heard from Angelo in a while...
  • It might not be top priority, but Ravens still need to address defensive line

    It might not be top priority, but Ravens still need to address defensive line
    At this time last year, the Ravens were still basking in the glow of their Super Bowl XLVII championship while formulating a game plan aimed at keep them among the league’s elite. The biggest item on their to-do list was to re-sign quarterback Joe...
  • Ravens will have choices in 'the best wide receiver draft' in years

    Ravens will have choices in 'the best wide receiver draft' in years
    The Ravens are optimistic they will find the type of wide receiver they are looking for this offseason. And after listening to Mike Mayock’s conference call on Tuesday, you can see why they are so confident. The respected NFL Network analyst feels...