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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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  • As Super Bowl week kicks off, it's tough for Baltimore to pick sides

    As Super Bowl week kicks off, it's tough for Baltimore to pick sides
    Let's just stipulate that — for Baltimore football fans — nothing that happens over the next week is going to compare with last year's gloam in the Dome, but that doesn't mean anyone will be able to ignore the buildup to Super Sunday....
  • Gary Kubiak would be worth the wait for Ravens

    Gary Kubiak would be worth the wait for Ravens
    The Ravens have been keeping everyone hanging as they conduct what appears to be a thorough search for their next offensive coordinator, but if they were to get Gary Kubiak, the wait would be well worth it. The team was expected to make an...
  • Former Texans tackle says Ravens' hire of Gary Kubiak is an 'absolute home run'

    Former Texans tackle says Ravens' hire of Gary Kubiak is an 'absolute home run'
    The Ravens' expected hire of former Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak as their new offensive coordinator triggered heavy praise from one of his former players. Former Texans offensive tackle Eric Winston played for Kubiak for six seasons and...
  • Gary Kubiak 'looking forward to being a part of' Joe Flacco bouncing back in 2014

    Gary Kubiak 'looking forward to being a part of' Joe Flacco bouncing back in 2014
    It was a whirlwind couple of days for Gary Kubiak after arriving in Baltimore on Sunday. Ravens coach John Harbaugh sold him on his vacant offensive coordinator position over dinner -- and presumably a fine bottle of wine -- at his Baltimore County home...
  • Gary Kubiak named Ravens' new offensive coordinator

    Gary Kubiak named Ravens' new offensive coordinator
    Gary Kubiak's name was on head coach John Harbaugh's initial list of offensive coordinator candidates, but for about 10 days, that was essentially his only connection to the Ravens' vacancy. Less than two months since he was fired as the head coach of...
  • With a proven zone-blocking scheme, Gary Kubiak has churned out 1,000-yard rushers

    With a proven zone-blocking scheme, Gary Kubiak has churned out 1,000-yard rushers
    Before the wheels fell off their wagon during the 2013 season, Gary Kubiak's Houston Texans were one of the NFL's best at running the football. In every season from 2010 to 2012, the Texans ranked in the top eight in the league in both rushing yards and...
  • New Ravens quarterbacks coach Rick Dennison has diverse coaching background

    New Ravens quarterbacks coach Rick Dennison has diverse coaching background
    Rick Dennison was a linebacker by trade for nine seasons with the Denver Broncos, not a quarterback. Although Dennison has never been a quarterbacks coach before, he's worked closely with them in his capacity as an offensive coordinator. Now, Dennison...
  • Will 'bootleg' become the Ravens' buzzword of 2014, and can Joe Flacco do it?

    Will 'bootleg' become the Ravens' buzzword of 2014, and can Joe Flacco do it?
    The next Ravens season is seven months away, but we already have a frontrunner for buzzword of 2014. Bootleg. Bootleg. Bootleg. Bootleg. Two days after the Ravens hired former Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak to be their next offensive coordinator,...
  • 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...
  • Ravens set sights on Senior Bowl to evaluate NFL draft prospects this week

    Ravens set sights on Senior Bowl to evaluate NFL draft prospects this week
    MOBILE, Ala. — The Ravens' belief in the value of the Senior Bowl as a tool to compare draft prospects from all levels of college football was evident last April. The team scouted half of its 10-player rookie draft class at the all-star game...
  • 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...
  • Picking an offensive coordinator just the first step to fixing Ravens

    Picking an offensive coordinator just the first step to fixing Ravens
    Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said there was an outpouring of candidates for the team's offensive coordinator position, which was expected, since the Ravens are one of the NFL's top franchises. There are some impressive names floating around, like...