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Joe Flacco
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No. 5     Baltimore Ravens
Personal information
Date of birth: January 16, 1985 (1985-01-16) (age 34)
Place of birth: Audubon, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
College: Delaware
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55
Debuted in 2008 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 1x All-American Third Team (2007)
  • 1x ECAC Player of the Year (2007)
  • All-CAA First Team (2007)
  • CAA Co-Offensive Player of the Year (2007)
  • 2× 2008 Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week (Weeks 8 & 17)
  • AFC Offensive Player of the Week (2008)
  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month (October 2008)
  • 2008 Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year Award Winner
  • 2× AFC Offensive Player of the Week (2008, 2012)
  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month (October 2008)
  • 2× NFL's Top 100 Ranking (2011-90th, 2012-74th)
  • AFC champion (2012)
  • Super Bowl champion (XLVII)
  • Super Bowl MVP (XLVII)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Pass attempts 2,489
Pass completions 1,507
Percentage 60.5
TDINT 102-56
Passing yards 17,633
Passer rating 86.3
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Joseph Vincent Flacco (born January 16, 1985 in Audubon, New Jersey) is an American football starting quarterback. In 2008, he joined the Baltimore Ravens. Flacco was drafted out of the University of Delaware by the Baltimore Ravens with the 18th pick in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Flacco threw for 2,971 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions while he started all 16 regular season games and became only the eighth rookie quarterback in NFL history to start a playoff game. He had repeated success in 2009 (21touchdowns, 12 interceptions) and 2010 (25 touchdowns, 10 interceptions), as well as 2009 (20 touchdown passes, 11 interceptions). He also has five career rushing touchdowns including the postseason. Flacco has gotten Baltimore to the playoffs in his first four NFL seasons; he is the first quarterback in league history to do so. Flacco is known for a strong arm and guite personality.

Flacco led the Ravens to a 34-31 win against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. He was also named the Super Bowl MVP of the game.

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