Brother of Ravens quarterback to enter NFL draft after year in college

WEST HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco's younger brother, who quit professional baseball last year, has reportedly signaled he wants to join his sibling in the NFL.

NFL: Cincinnati 34, Baltimore 17

CINCINNATI, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Andy Dalton passed for 281 yards and ran for the go-ahead score Sunday, sparking Cincinnati over Baltimore 34-17 and extinguishing the Ravens' playoff hopes.

NFL: New England 41, Baltimore 7

BALTIMORE, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- LeGarrette Blount ran for two touchdowns Sunday and newly crowned AFC East champion New England rolled to a 41-7 victory over Baltimore.
At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

Suspensions for alleged banned substance use, a bombing at the end of the one of the most prestigious marathons and long-term issues from sports injuries top the year in sports.
JOHN HENDEL, UPI Executive Editor at Large

NFL: Baltimore 18, Detroit 16

DETROIT, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Justin Tucker's team-record sixth field goal of the game was a 61-yarder with 43 seconds left that boosted the Baltimore Ravens over Detroit 18-16 Monday.

NFL: Baltimore 29, Minnesota 26

BALTIMORE, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Marlon Brown's 9-yard TD catch with 4 seconds left capped a wild fourth quarter that ended with Baltimore posting a 29-26 win over Minnesota in a snowstorm.

NFL: Baltimore 22, Pittsburgh 20

BALTIMORE, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Justin Tucker kicked five field goals Thursday and Baltimore survived a strange finish to defeat Pittsburgh 22-20.

NFL: Baltimore 19, New York Jets 3

BALTIMORE, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Justin Tucker overcame windy conditions to kick four field goals Sunday, boosting the Baltimore Ravens over the New York Jets, 19-3.

NFL: Baltimore 20, Cincinnati 17 (OT)

BALTIMORE, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Justin Tucker booted a 46-yard field goal in overtime Sunday, lifting the Baltimore Ravens over AFC North rival Cincinnati 20-17.

NFL: Cleveland 24, Baltimore 18

CLEVELAND, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Jason Campbell launched a trio of touchdown passes Sunday and the Cleveland Browns broke an 11-game hex against Baltimore with a 24-18 victory.

NFL: Pittsburgh 19, Baltimore 16

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Shaun Suisham's fourth field goal, a 42-yarder as time expired, gave the Pittsburgh Steelers a 19-16 win over division rival Baltimore Sunday.

NFL: Green Bay 19, Baltimore 17

BALTIMORE, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Aaron Rodgers threw for a touchdown and Green Bay's defense recorded five sacks Sunday, elevating the Packers to a 19-17 win over Baltimore.

NFL: Baltimore 26, Miami 23

MIAMI, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Justin Tucker's 44-yard field goal with 1:42 left in the game Sunday elevated the Baltimore Ravens to a comeback 26-23 win over Miami.

Report: Ravens acquire Jags left tackle Eugene Monroe

BALTIMORE, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens beefed up their offensive line by acquiring left tackle Eugene Monroe from Jacksonville for a package of draft choices.

NFL: Buffalo 23, Baltimore 20

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- EJ Manuel tossed a touchdown pass to Robert Woods and the Buffalo defense recorded five interceptions Sunday in the Bills' 23-20 win over Baltimore.
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Joe Flacco
Baltimore Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco looks to pass against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on September 7, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Joseph Vincent "Joe" Flacco (born January 16, 1985) is the starting quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens. He played college football for the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Delaware. He was the 18th overall pick by the Ravens in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

In his rookie year, he threw for 2,971 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions while starting all 16 regular season games to become only the eighth rookie quarterback in NFL history to start a playoff game. By leading the Ravens to two road wins in the 2008-09 NFL Playoffs, he became the first rookie quarterback in league history to win two playoff games. In his second season, Flacco improved to 3,613 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions, and set single season franchise records for completion percentage (63.1) and quarterback rating (88.9). In his third year in the NFL, Flacco is ranked first all time in Ravens history for passing yards (10,081) and passing touchdowns (60). By starting in two playoff games in 2009, Flacco earned the record for most starts by a quarterback in the first two seasons in NFL history (38). Flacco became just the fourth quarterback to bring his team to the playoffs in his first three seasons, and is the first to win a game in each.

Flacco comes from a tight-knit Italian-American family. He played football at Audubon High School in Audubon, New Jersey, and was the starting quarterback for the Green Wave. The Flacco family is originally from Haddon Township, New Jersey, where his parents live today.

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