Former Towson University quarterback Tom Flacco has signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, the Canadian Football League team announced Friday.
Flacco, the brother of former Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, was a two-time finalist for the Walter Payton Award, presented annually to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision. Despite playing just two seasons with the Tigers, he left the school ranking third in passing touchdowns (50), sixth in passing yards (6,086) and sixth in passing completions (484).
Before transferring to Towson, Flacco played two seasons at Western Michigan, where he passed for 188 yards and ran for 266 as a freshman. In addition to football, Flacco played baseball for the Tigers and in 2019 was second on the team in stolen bases.
Flacco went undrafted last year and was not signed to an NFL training camp roster, though he reportedly worked out for the Arizona Cardinals.
“I think once I get an opportunity, I’m going to be liked by someone,” he said last January. “I’m going to show them that I’m a hard worker, but I’m also going to show that I have the talent to be an NFL quarterback. I just need that opportunity. I’m trying to get seen as much as I can, and I’m trying to do things to get out there. … I’m just making sure that when the time comes, I’m ready.”