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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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  • Hammond set to host second annual Starfish Classic

    The Starfish Classic lacrosse games for former Hammond high school players, will be held on Aug. 2 at Hammond High's turf field. The Classic honors the memory of a classy lady, Gay Petrlik, who died of cancer on May 26, 2013. A girls game will lead...
  • Ravens coach John Harbaugh setting the tone on a new season

    Ravens coach John Harbaugh setting the tone on a new season
    The walls of Ravens coach John Harbaugh's office are decorated by framed slogans he cites frequently in speeches to his team. His phone and computer contain dozens of other motivational quotes that he passed along to his players during their weeks apart...
  • Instant analysis from the Ravens' preseason opener against the 49ers

    Instant analysis from the Ravens' preseason opener against the 49ers
    Now that the Ravens' preseason opener is in the books, The Baltimore Sun's reporters, columnists and editors weigh in on the team's debut in the 23-3 win against the San Francisco 49ers. Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: The Ravens got exactly what they wanted...
  • Ravens training camp highlights for Monday, July 28

    Ravens training camp highlights for Monday, July 28
    Setting the scene: The Ravens’ first of two open practices at M&T Bank Stadium started just before 7 p.m. on a warm and breezy night in downtown Baltimore. The Ravens announced the crowd at 28,323, though some headed for the exits when it started to...
  • Preseason opener will have greater meaning for Ravens' Kelechi Osemele

    Preseason opener will have greater meaning for Ravens' Kelechi Osemele
    The tingling sensation Ravens offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele felt in his toes when he walked to his car every morning was alarming more than anything else. The time it took him to do seemingly routine tasks, such as going to the bathroom, was a...
  • Ravens camp highlights from Monday, July 28

    Setting the scene The Ravens' first of two open practices at M&T Bank Stadium started just before 7 p.m. on a warm and breezy night. The Ravens announced the crowd at 28,323, though some headed for the exits when it started to rain with about 45...
  • 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,...
  • Comparing Andy Dalton's $115 million deal to Joe Flacco's $120.6 million contract

    Comparing Andy Dalton's $115 million deal to Joe Flacco's $120.6 million contract
    When the San Francisco 49ers signed quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a contract earlier this year with a maximum value of $126 million that was billed as having $61 million guaranteed, it was actually a deal with just $12.328 million guaranteed at the time...
  • Chykie Brown, Keith Wenning rebound with their best practices of camp

    Chykie Brown, Keith Wenning rebound with their best practices of camp
    Ravens cornerback Chykie Brown and rookie quarterback Keith Wenning have both endured some rough days since their arrival at training camp. Brown has frequently been burnt for touchdowns by veteran wide receiver Steve Smith. And Wenning has thrown...
  • Ravens training camp highlights for Monday, Aug. 4

    Ravens training camp highlights for Monday, Aug. 4
    Setting the scene: Initially scheduled for 7 p.m., the Ravens’ open workout at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium got underway about a half hour earlier than expected. On a sticky night in Annapolis, the practice lasted about 2 1/2 hours, ending...
  • Running game is the key to Ravens coordinator Gary Kubiak's offense

    Running game is the key to Ravens coordinator Gary Kubiak's offense
    In theory, the West Coast offense doesn't appear to be ideal for an East Coast football team. Gary Kubiak's version, though, might be the perfect fit for the Ravens. The short, quick passes still will be a major staple of their offense, but in Kubiak'...
  • Jimmy Smith jokes about wearing Super Bowl ring to joint practices

    Jimmy Smith jokes about wearing Super Bowl ring to joint practices
    Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith admits that he’s unsure how the joint practices with the San Francisco 49ers, which will take play from Saturday to Monday at the Under Armour Performance Center, will work out. But he’s knows what he could do...