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At event honoring teacher, Ravens QB Joe Flacco stresses importance of being pushed

At event honoring teacher, Ravens QB Joe Flacco stresses importance of being pushed

On the eve of his first on-field appearance before reporters since the Ravens drafted his heir apparent, quarterback Joe Flacco was in a lighthearted mood Wednesday afternoon.

Dressed in a team polo and jeans to present Digital Harbor teacher Nicole Veltre-Luton with the M&T Bank Touchdown for Teachers award and a $2,000 grant donation to the high school, Flacco took five questions from students midway through his appearance. After the last of them — “What role did education play in your success as a college and pro athlete?” — he all but owned up to the bit. These had been vetted.

‘’Hey, who came up with these questions?” he joked. “Did these guys come up with...

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