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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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  • Ravens add some experience, but still will likely trend younger

    Ravens add some experience, but still will likely trend younger
    Unlike last year, when nine of the 13 oldest players on the roster of the Super Bowl XLVII champions left the organization either via retirement, release, trade or free agency, there was no significant Ravens’ youth movement this offseason.    ...
  • Ed Reed 'definitely preparing to play' this season, but he has no plans to join any team

    Ed Reed 'definitely preparing to play' this season, but he has no plans to join any team
    Former Ravens safety Ed Reed stood in the middle of a makeshift softball diamond on a field he knows well and waved his arms as fans chanted his name. Reed, who played 11 seasons with the Ravens, has long said that Baltimore will always feel like home,...
  • Ravens have $4.309 million in salary cap space

    Ravens have $4.309 million in salary cap space
    With all of their draft picks under contract, the Ravens have $4.309 million in available salary cap space under the NFL limit of $133 million. That includes recent deals for first-round linebacker C.J. Mosley ($8.788 million total, 2014 salary-cap...
  • Terrell Suggs ranks 26th on NFL Network's Top 100 list

    Terrell Suggs ranks 26th on NFL Network's Top 100 list
    Terrell Suggs’ second-half struggles in 2013 apparently didn’t alter the opinion around the league that the longtime Ravens defender remains one of the top pass rushers in the NFL. Suggs was recognized last night as the 26th-ranked player on...
  • Coffee Companion (7/3): Orioles wait out wet win

    Coffee Companion (7/3): Orioles wait out wet win
    My apologies to everyone at the Orioles game last night — the weather was basically because I was in Frederick. However, since it was a minor league game, and not a close one at that, they ended the game at the first sight of bad weather and I was...
  • New additions could help revive Ravens' deep passing game

    New additions could help revive Ravens' deep passing game
    There was plenty made last season of the relative disappearance of the deep ball from the Ravens’ offense. What had been one of quarterback Joe Flacco’s biggest strengths – his ability to find his receivers down the field with strong...
  • Ozzie Newsome keeps eye on the free agent market

    Ozzie Newsome keeps eye on the free agent market
    In the past, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has been able to add some quality players in the second phase of free agency because of patience, and that won't change in 2014. In 2011, the Ravens added left offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie shortly...
  • Coffee Companion (6/11): Machado appealing suspension, IronBirds season nears

    Coffee Companion (6/11): Machado appealing suspension, IronBirds season nears
    Morning, y’all. I’ve replaced Jon for today’s Coffee Companion, where we recap yesterday’s sports headlines, because he feels sleep is important, or something. Regardless, your daily trip to the water cooler is approaching, which...
  • Ravens QB Joe Flacco sees progress, 'explosion' from lighter, leaner running back Ray Rice

    Ravens QB Joe Flacco sees progress, 'explosion' from lighter, leaner running back Ray Rice
    When Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco handed the football off and threw swing passes to Ray Rice this spring, he had a close-up view of the three-time Pro Bowl running back's physical transformation. Rice had regained much of his old quickness,...
  • Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak throwing everything at Ravens

    Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak throwing everything at Ravens
    Standing in the middle of the Ravens' practice field Tuesday, offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak directed traffic by pointing his fingers and huddling frequently with quarterback Joe Flacco. The hiring of Kubiak in late January was a dramatic change...
  • Ravens' Joe Flacco ranked 12th-best quarterback in NFL in ESPN poll

    Ravens' Joe Flacco ranked 12th-best quarterback in NFL in ESPN poll
    ESPN's Mike Sando sure knows how we like to fill our Ravens downtime — with talk of just how elite quarterback Joe Flacco is. The ESPN writer polled a number of NFL sources and asked a total of 28 to grade each of the league’s starting...
  • Lessons coming fast for new Ravens QB Keith Wenning

    Lessons coming fast for new Ravens QB Keith Wenning
    Keith Wenning exhibited nice touch in hitting wide receiver Jeremy Butler down the right sideline. Several plays later, Wenning found tight end Crockett Gillmore in the middle of the field, one of several catches on the day for the third-round selection....