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Brothers in arms: Towson QB Tom Flacco may be 'cool' like Joe, but he's establishing a style all his own

Brothers in arms: Towson QB Tom Flacco may be 'cool' like Joe, but he's establishing a style all his own

Towson’s Tom Flacco tends to be unassuming, personifying the “Joe Cool” moniker attached to his famous brother. But call Flacco a “running quarterback” at your own risk.

In high school, he threw for 7,387 career yards, which ranked as the third-highest total in southern New Jersey history. The redshirt junior ranks ninth among all Football Championship Subdivision quarterbacks with 1,482 passing yards and is tied for fourth in touchdown throws with 14. But he can’t seem to shake the perception that he is a quarterback who relies extensively on his legs.

“That bothered me,” Flacco said after the No. 17 Tigers’ 52-28 blowout of then-No. 13 Stony Brook on Saturday. “I don’t...

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