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Joe Flacco
Joe Flacco
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Joe Flacco

QB

Date of birth
Jan 16, 1985
College
Delaware
Height
6-6
Weight
245 Lbs

Bio

Joseph Vincent Flacco, known simply as Joe Flacco, was born in Audubon, New Jersey on January 16, 1985. A quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens, he is known for his strong arm and calm demeanor, which has earned him the nickname 'Joe Cool'. Flacco is a one-time Super Bowl champion and a one-time Super Bowl MVP.

Initially, Flacco attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as a backup quarterback in 2004. However, with his playing time limited, he transferred to the University of Delaware, where he set numerous school records and was named as the ECAC Player of the Year for 2007.

In the 2008 NFL Draft, Flacco was selected by the Baltimore Ravens as the 18th overall pick. Due to Troy Smith suffering from Lemierre's syndrome and Kyle Boller picking up an injury, Flacco was named as the team's starting quarterback for his rookie year and went on to start all of the regular season games. He later became the first rookie starting quarterback to win two postseason games, before the Ravens were defeated by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. For his performances, Flacco was named as the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week twice and was eventually voted as the 2008 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year.

Over subsequent years, Flacco has guided the Ravens to two AFC North Division Championships and two more AFC Championship Games. The 2012 season marked his greatest success, as he led the team to Super Bowl XLVII. The route to the final included a superb performance in the Divisional playoff game against the Denver Broncos. With less than a minute remaining in regulation time, Flacco threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Jacoby Jones, sending the game into overtime. The play was dubbed the 'Mile High Miracle' and drew huge praise from pundits, who referred to it as one of the greatest throws in NFL history. The Ravens went on to win the game and the AFC Championship Game, where they beat the Patriots 28-13.

At Super Bowl XLVII, Flacco contributed three touchdown passes and was named as the game's MVP, as the Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31. In early 2013, he briefly became the highest paid quarterback in NFL history, although he was soon surpassed by Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers.

Statistics

Stats CMP ATT PCT YDS Y/A TD INT LONG 20+ 40+ RZ ATT SK RTG YDS/G
2013 Regular Season 362 614 59.0 3912 6.4 19 22 74 25 8 78 48 73.1 244.50

Game Log

Date Opponent Result CMP ATT PCT YDS Y/A TD INT SK RTG ATT YDS TD
1-10-2015 @ New England Patriots New England Patriots 35-31 28 45 62.2 292 6.5 4 2 0 92.1 0 0 0
1-3-2015 @ Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 17-30 18 29 62.1 259 8.9 2 0 1 114.0 8 8 0
12-28-2014 @ Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 20-10 22 36 61.1 312 8.7 2 0 1 107.6 3 1 0
12-21-2014 @ Houston Texans Houston Texans 25-13 21 50 42.0 195 3.9 2 3 2 41.7 1 5 0
12-14-2014 @ Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 20-12 20 30 66.7 221 7.4 1 0 0 99.4 4 8 0

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