Joe Flacco Bio


Stories: Calm Through the Storm | Day 2 Draft Picks | Rice, Flacco Wrap Day 1 | Flacco Feeling Fine | Ravens Get Their ManTranscripts: Draft Wrap-Up Presser | Flacco Introductory Presser | Ravens Day 2 A.M. Presser | Flacco Conference CallBlogs: The Big Board | The Byrne Identity | Insight to the Limelight Joe Flacco, Quarterback - University of Delaware

High School: Two-time New Jersey All-Group II selection in football at Audobon High School…two-time All-South Jersey…two time first team All-Colonial Conference…Audobon's Colonial Conference Athlete of the Year…South Jersey Touchdown Club Offensive Back of the Year…South Jersey Touchdown Club first team All-Academic…Courier Post Scholar Athlete of the Year…Brooks-Irvine Offensive Scholar-Athlete of the year…three-year starter at quarterback for Audubon…threw for 5,137 career yards, including 2,020 as a senior…career passing yardage total ranked fourth in South Jersey history…set a single-game South Jersey record with 471 passing yards in one game…SuperPrep All-Northeast Team…rated the No. 33 prospect in New Jersey by SuperPrep…rated one of the nation's top 40 "pro-style" quarterbacks by…PrepStar All-East Region…earned three letters in football and baseball, and two in basketball…led baseball team to state title...distinguished honor roll…Principal's Honor Roll.

At Delaware: All-American candidate and nominee for the Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in FCS football...strong National Football League prospect who will draw professional scouts to Delaware games this fall...has great size at 6-6 and 230 lbs. and has one of the strongest arms of any quarterback in the nation...tallest quarterback in school history, one inch taller than All-American and former NFL player Scott Brunner (1978-79)...solid runner who has the speed to move to the outside but is also hard to bring down...great demeanor on and off the field...talented drop-back passer who will team with nine other returning starters to give Delaware one of the most potent offensive attacks in the country...second-year starter at Delaware who has received numerous pre-season accolades after just one season at UD...named second team pre-season All-American by Lindy's College Preview Magazine, rated as the No. 10 ranked quarterback in FCS by The Sports Network, and named to the pre-season All-Colonial Athletic Association second team by Phil Steele's Preview Magazine...second-year member of squad after transfer from the University of Pittsburgh where he played for two seasons and saw action in three games for the Panthers...teammate at Pitt with current Blue Hen junior tight end Robbie just one season at Delaware, already ranks among the top 10 all-time at Delaware for 300-yard passing games (No. 1 with four), pass completions (No. 9 with 264), and 200-yard passing games (No. 5 with eight)...completed 14 of 20 passes for 234 yards and one touchdown and no interceptions in Blue-White Spring Game in April...2006: Earned starting spot at quarterback after pre-season competition with senior Ryan Carty and helped Delaware post one of its best seasons ever in terms of passing went just 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler but ranked among the Atlantic 10 and national leaders in passing offense, total offense, and scoring averaged 26.3 points per game (fourth in A-10, 30th in NCAA), 356.6 total yards per game (fifth in A-10, 30th in NCAA), and 253.0 passing yards per game (second in A-10; ninth in NCAA)...253.0 passing yardage average was the third highest in school history for the team and No. 2 for individual passers... enjoyed a record-setting season for the Blue Hens, starting all 11 games and completing 264 of 417 passes for 2,783 yards and 18 touchdowns with 10 interceptions...threw for over 200 yards in eight of his 11 outings and for over 300 yards four times...completed 24 or more passes seven target was consensus first team All-American and Arizona Cardinals draft pick, tight end Ben Patrick, who caught 64 passes for 639 yards and six touchdowns...rushed 83 times for 54 yards and five touchdowns but was sacked 23 times...ranked No. 2 in the Atlantic 10 in passing yards per game (253.0), No. 5 in passing efficiency (128.8 - 33rd in NCAA), and No. 3 in total offense (257.9 - 11th in NCAA)...set school records for passes completed in a season (264), pass attempts in a game (51 vs. Towson), 300-yard passing games in a season (four) and career (four), and total offense per game (257.9)...posted second best all-time totals for completions in a game (32 vs. Towson) and pass attempts in a season (417)...his completion percentage of .633 was the third best mark in UD history, his 2,783 yards passing was the fourth best mark, and his 2,837 total offense yards was the No. 6 best mark in UD annals...went one stretch of 114 straight pass attempts without an interception, the fifth longest streak in UD history...selected as Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week three times during the season (vs. New Hampshire, Towson, and Villanova)...posted huge numbers almost every time he stepped on the field...threw for a season-high 341 yards and four touchdowns vs. Towson, 337 yards and two touchdowns vs. Villanova, 315 yards and three touchdowns vs. No. 1 New Hampshire, 305 yards and two touchdowns vs. Richmond, 292 yards and two touchdowns vs. William & Mary, and 291 yards vs. James Madison...threw at least one touchdown pass in each of the final eight games, passed for at least 291 yards in the final five games, and completed at least 58.5 percent of his passes in each of the final eight games of the year...threw for at least 168 yards in all but one game (110 yards in UD debut vs. West Chester)...completed 3 of 13 passes for 49 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown pass, and rushed for 29 yards in spring game...2005: Did not see game action but took part in practice drills during the fall after joining the team in went 6-5.

At Pittsburgh: Played two seasons as backup quarterback for the NCAA I-A Big East contenders...2004: Served as the chief backup to starter Tyler Palko…played in three games…saw brief action vs. Ohio and Nebraska but did not throw a pass…played fourth quarter against South Florida, completing 1 of 4 passes for 11 yards…team went 8-4 and lost to Utah in Fiesta Bowl under head coach Walt Harris, who left following the season…2003: Redshirted as a true freshman and retained freshman eligibility….team went 8-5 under Harris and lost to Virginia in Continental Tire Bowl.

Personal:Joseph Vincent Flacco ("flack-oh")…born January 16, 1985…son of Stephen and Karen Flacco…has four brothers and one sister...accounting major at Delaware...father played football and baseball at the University of Pennsylvania in 1979-83.

Courtesy of University of Delaware Athletics.

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