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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 hold off Steelers' rally for 22-20 victory on Thanksgiving night

    Ravens hold off Steelers' rally for 22-20 victory on Thanksgiving night
    The Ravens are very much back in playoff position, and they can thank Joe Flacco's arm, Justin Tucker's foot and the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers' Emmanuel Sanders. Who needs anything like the wildcat offense when your quarterback is keeping the...
  • Snap count observations from the Ravens' win over Pittsburgh on Thursday night

    Snap count observations from the Ravens' win over Pittsburgh on Thursday night
    When the Ravens played the Pittsburgh Steelers last month, Jameel McClain played his first game in nearly a year and took the majority of the snaps at weak-side linebacker in place of Josh Bynes, who sat out the game with an infected finger. After that...
  • NFL to review Mike Tomlin sideline play for potential discipline

    NFL to review Mike Tomlin sideline play for potential discipline
    The NFL will conduct a review for potential discipline of Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin for stepping onto the field during Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones' kickoff return, according to a league spokesman. The play Thursday night, which wasn'...
  • Deep thoughts with Joe Flacco and the Ravens

    Deep thoughts with Joe Flacco and the Ravens
    The Ravens have had deep thoughts all season, with only the Detroit Lions throwing the ball beyond 20 yards more often, but until a couple of weeks ago the results they desired had not been coming into fruition. Over the past two weeks, though, the...
  • Ray Rice remains optimistic the running game will improve

    Ray Rice remains optimistic the running game will improve
    It was his turn, so Ray Rice thrust himself off an adjacent table and landed right behind a microphone without spilling so much as a drop of his drink. "That should answer the questions about my hip," Rice said, suppressing a smile. The questions...
  • Ravens begin crucial stretch with 19-3 win over the New York Jets

    Ravens begin crucial stretch with 19-3 win over the New York Jets
    Whether it was said this week in the Ravens' meeting rooms or on the practice field depends on whom you asked. But what was clear for 60 minutes Sunday against the New York Jets and in the locker room afterward was that the Ravens were intent on proving...
  • 'NBC Sunday Night Football' still the best in television

    'NBC Sunday Night Football' still the best in television
    It was true last year, and it was true again Thanksgiving night: No one does the NFL like “NBC Sunday Night Football.” From the opening aerial shots making even old Baltimore look all glittery and glam, to Bob Costas welcoming tens of...
  • Instant analysis of the Ravens' 22-20 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers

    Instant analysis of the Ravens' 22-20 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers
    Baltimore Sun staff members give their thoughts on the Ravens' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium in Week 13 of the NFL season. Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: Did you expect anything less from a Ravens-Steelers game? If the Ravens do...
  • Ravens' salary-cap update: $1.645 million available

    Ravens' salary-cap update: $1.645 million available
    The Ravens have $1.645 million in salary-cap space under the NFL limit of $123 million. The Ravens signed veteran running back Bernard Scott to a one-year, $715,000 contract. It counts $298,824 against the salary cap under the minimum salary benefit....
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers
    Each week, Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson will look back at the Ravens' previous game. Steelers 19, Ravens 16 STRATEGY: Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell all but scrapped the I-formation, making a bid to accelerate the tempo through a...
  • For at least one game, no sight of two-quarterback offense in Ravens offense

    For at least one game, no sight of two-quarterback offense in Ravens offense
    After his franchise signal caller this week criticized the use of the two-quarterback offense, coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens were willing to do whatever it took to move the ball offensively. By saying as much, Harbaugh made it clear that Joe Flacco'...
  • Ravens notebook: Steelers' Mike Tomlin drifts close to Jacoby Jones on return

    Ravens notebook: Steelers' Mike Tomlin drifts close to Jacoby Jones on return
    Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin drifted onto the field with his back turned to the play in the third quarter Thursday night, narrowly avoiding a collision with Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones during a long kickoff return. The bizarre sequence...