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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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  • NFL salary-cap limit rises to $133 million

    NFL salary-cap limit rises to $133 million
    The NFL salary cap limit is approximately $133 million for the 2014 fiscal year, according to the NFL Players Association. It's an increase of $10 million from last year. Teams are allowed to carry over their salary cap space from last year, and the...
  • Ravens agree to five-year, $32 million deal with Dennis Pitta

    Ravens agree to five-year, $32 million deal with Dennis Pitta
    Just seven months ago, Dennis Pitta was carted off the Ravens’ practice field after suffering a fractured, dislocated right hip that required surgery. On Friday, Pitta agreed to five-year, $32 million contract with $16 million guaranteed,...
  • Ravens draft analysis, position by position: Wide receiver

    Ravens draft analysis, position by position: Wide receiver
    From now until May 8, the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, The Sun will look at where the Ravens stand at each position, the likelihood that they will address that spot early in the draft and some of the prospects that they may consider. The Ravens...
  • Ravens continue to see value in small-school draft prospects

    Ravens continue to see value in small-school draft prospects
    The Ravens devote a considerable amount of resources to scouting small-school draft prospects. It's a commitment that six years ago yielded eventual Super Bowl XLVII Most Valuable Player Joe Flacco from Delaware in the first round. The Ravens signed the...
  • For the Ravens, the NFL draft has been a combination of strategy, skill and luck

    For the Ravens, the NFL draft has been a combination of strategy, skill and luck
    Select an immediate standout early, an eventual starter or two later, then round out the class with a few rookie free-agent gems. For much of Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome's tenure, that's been his blueprint on draft day. "Once you start out...
  • Ravens have $24.929 million in salary-cap space; Monroe could test free agency

    Ravens have $24.929 million in salary-cap space; Monroe could test free agency
    As the Ravens continue to haggle with left offensive tackle Eugene Monroe in negotiations that, according to sources, remain far apart, they are $24.929 million under the NFL salary-cap limit of $133 million. They have the 10th most salary-cap space...
  • Ravens mock draft roundup (March 4)

    Ravens mock draft roundup (March 4)
    National draft analysts have released a wave of new mock drafts after the NFL scouting combine wrapped up last week, but we continue to see many of the same names -- especially Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans and tight end Eric Ebron -- linked to the...
  • Dennis Pitta says staying with the Ravens was his priority

    Dennis Pitta says staying with the Ravens was his priority
    Now the owner of a five-year, $32 million contract, Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta didn't have any grand plans for his financial windfall. He did know that he wasn't prepared to let his best friend on the team, quarterback Joe Flacco, off the hook just...
  • Joe Flacco-led workouts would be good first step for Ravens' offense

    Joe Flacco-led workouts would be good first step for Ravens' offense
    At some point over the next seven weeks, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is planning on getting together with Ravens wide receivers and tight ends for informal workouts to begin preparation for the 2014 season. Tight end Dennis Pitta acknowledged that...
  • Browsing the pool of slot receiver options for the Ravens

    Browsing the pool of slot receiver options for the Ravens
    When Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense caught fire during the 2012 postseason, a big spark was the play of a pair of pass-catchers over the middle. With the Ravens often going three-wide with tight end Dennis Pitta in the slot, Flacco had a lot of success...
  • With free agency nearing, Ravens have money to spend and decisions to make

    With free agency nearing, Ravens have money to spend and decisions to make
    The NFL's annual free-agency spending spree officially gets underway Tuesday, with the Ravens in a slightly different position than in the recent past. An elevated salary cap, coupled with a few cost-saving moves earlier this offseason, has left the...
  • Mike Flacco runs 4.68 in 40-yard dash at New Haven's Pro Day workout

    Mike Flacco runs 4.68 in 40-yard dash at New Haven's Pro Day workout
    New Haven tight end Mike Flacco auditioned Tuesday for a dozen NFL teams during a Pro Day workout on campus. The younger brother of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, Mike Flacco ran the 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds and registered a 9-7 broad jump. He...