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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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  • Offensive coordinator opening attracting quality candidates for Ravens

    Offensive coordinator opening attracting quality candidates for Ravens
    Head coach John Harbaugh and other Ravens officials have been mostly mum about the process of finding a replacement for offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, and the characteristics the organization is looking for in its next hire. However, one thing...
  • Introduced as Lions coach, Jim Caldwell says, 'I believe the time is now'

    Introduced as Lions coach, Jim Caldwell says, 'I believe the time is now'
    Introduced on Wednesday as the Detroit Lions' new head coach, former Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell has no intentions of supervising a rebuilding project. Taking over a talented roster that includes quarterback Matthew Stafford, wide receiver...
  • Ravens' Dennis Pitta feels good, is hoping to make season debut Sunday

    Ravens' Dennis Pitta feels good, is hoping to make season debut Sunday
    Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has waited more than four months to get back on the field. He certainly is fine with waiting a few more hours to make sure he's ready to go. Though Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was noncommittal Friday about the tight...
  • Ravens offense will be critical focus for Harbaugh and staff during offseason

    Ravens offense will be critical focus for Harbaugh and staff during offseason
    Saying he feels a sense of urgency with his team missing the playoffs for the first time in his six-season tenure, Ravens coach John Harbaugh vowed to explore all avenues this offseason to fix a disappointing offense. In a 40-plus minute news conference...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' 34-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' 34-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals
    Bengals 34, Ravens 17 STRATEGY: To the bitter end, the Ravens remained true to their identity as a passing team, despite Joe Flacco's obvious pain and hampered mobility due to a sprained left knee. Flacco threw the football 50 times for 192 yards and...
  • Misplaced trust in Flacco [Letter]

    Misplaced trust in Flacco [Letter]
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was awarded a $120.6 million contract after winning the Super Bowl. Other players were asked to take pay cuts because Mr. Flacco alone won the game, and their hard work and talent didn't count. And when the players...
  • Ravens were unable to adequately replace Anquan Boldin

    Ravens were unable to adequately replace Anquan Boldin
    The Ravens' decision to trade veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin for a sixth-round draft pick in March following a contract dispute may have hindered the team's ability to defend its Super Bowl title. As Boldin thrived with the San Francisco 49ers this...
  • Breaking down the 2013 Ravens with Dan Bryden of Baltimore Sports and Life

    Breaking down the 2013 Ravens with Dan Bryden of Baltimore Sports and Life
    In this week’s edition of Blogger on Blogger, I reached out to Baltimore Sports and Life blogger Daniel Bryden, who does a great job breaking down the Ravens, to wrap up the season. I would recommend you follow Dan on Twitter. MV: The running game...
  • Fire Harbaugh, hire Preston [Letter]

    Fire Harbaugh, hire Preston [Letter]
    Why not make Mike Preston coach of the Ravens in 2014? He seems to see and understand more of the Ravens' problems and the Ravens' needs than John Harbaugh. Mike commented that "the Ravens gambled and lost." Yes, they have made bad decisions and "stuck by...
  • Bengals' Dunlap, Crocker fined total of $23,625 for infractions against Ravens

    Bengals' Dunlap, Crocker fined total of $23,625 for infractions against Ravens
    Two Cincinnati Bengals defensive players were fined a total of $23,625 for infractions committed during their 20-17 overtime loss to the Ravens last Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap was fined $15,750 for a horse-collar tackle on...
  • When you think about it, the Ravens really overachieved in 2013

    When you think about it, the Ravens really overachieved in 2013
    Let's be honest. For all the fans who think the Ravens should be getting ready to play the Indianapolis Colts in the wild-card round this weekend, it's time to get serious. The Ravens actually deserve a lot of credit for staying in the playoff race...
  • Joe Flacco joins the 20-interception club

    Joe Flacco joins the 20-interception club
    Believe it or not, Joe Flacco joined select company in 2013, doing something that all-time greats such as John Elway, Dan Marino, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning all did at least once in their career. Heck, even the great Johnny Unitas pulled it off, but...