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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ngata, Wieters and others add hometown appeal to snack foods

    Ngata, Wieters and others add hometown appeal to snack foods
    The recipe is familiar, but with a fresh twist. Mix the salty, crunchy goodness of traditional munchies with the spicy kick reminiscent of Maryland's steamed crabs — and add the power of several professional Baltimore athletes for good measure...
  • Full offseason could make a big difference for Ravens, left tackle Eugene Monroe

    When the Ravens acquired left offensive tackle Eugene Monroe through a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars last October in exchange for fourth-round and fifth-round draft picks, he began an accelerated crash course into the playbook. It wasn't always...
  • Don't expect Joe Flacco to be babied by Gary Kubiak

    Don't expect Joe Flacco to be babied by Gary Kubiak
    When training camp started last season, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was friendly and happy. He joked with teammates more than usual and was more animated and vocal. At that time, a lot of us thought his leadership was emerging because the Ravens had...
  • Joe Flacco on Ravens offense: 'I think we look good'

    Joe Flacco on Ravens offense: 'I think we look good'
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will spend the next month working out and keeping his right arm in shape through regular throwing sessions with friends, teammates and anybody else capable of catching a tight spiral. He said the downtime before training...
  • With new players and new scheme, Ravens offensive line 'moving forward'

    With new players and new scheme, Ravens offensive line 'moving forward'
    The mood and composition of the Ravens' offensive line have undergone major changes after a frustrating season. Pass rushers often invaded the pocket last year, either knocking quarterback Joe Flacco to the ground or harassing him into rushed throws...
  • Coffee Companion (6/20): Ravens wrap up mandatory minicamp

    Coffee Companion (6/20): Ravens wrap up mandatory minicamp
    Allow me to get really old for a second. You'll see elsewhere on our site that legendary songwriter Gerry Goffin died yesterday. He wrote, among other things, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," which is a phenomenal song. If you're a frequent Coffee Companion...
  • Ravens' salary cap, contract updates

    Ravens' salary cap, contract updates
    The Ravens are $4.159 million under the NFL salary cap limit of $133 million with 90 players on the roster after signing five players to contracts last week. None of those deals includes signing bonuses or guaranteed money. Former New York Giants...
  • 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.    ...