Joseph Vincent Flacco is an American professional football player popular by the name Joe Flacco. He plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He plays in the quarterback position and wears shirt number 5. He is best known for having one of the strongest arms in the NFL. He was drafted by the Ravens in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Earlier, he has played college football from Pittsburgh and then from Delaware. The 33-years old veteran has earned several achievements with the Ravens. He has helped the Ravens to win two AFC North titles, three AFC Championship Games, Super Bowl XLVII. He was named 2012 Super Bowl XLVII’s MVP. He was also named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, ECAC Player of the Year, CAA Co-Offensive Player of the Year, all in 2007. He has achieved several NFL and Raven Franchise records.
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He was named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, ECAC Player of the Year, CAA Co-Offensive Player of the Year, all in 2007.
He was also named Super Bowl XLVII MVP in 2012.
He is the most attractive player in the NFL, according to a Fanatic’s survey in January 2017.
Early Life of Joe Flacco
Joe Flacco was born on 16 January 1985. His birth name is Joseph Vincent Flacco. His father’s name is Steve Flacco and his mother’s name is Karen. He was born in Audubon, New Jersey in the United States. The Flacco family is originally from Audubon Township, New Jersey. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds an American nationality. He has four siblings. He is the oldest among his brothers, Mike, John, Brian, and Tom. He follows Christianity. He attended Audubon High School, where he played football, baseball, and basketball. His performance at high school earned him a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.
Collegiate Career of Joe Flacco
He enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was redshirted as a freshman for the team. He was a backup quarterback and played very few matches there.
He then transferred to the University of Delaware. His 2006 season for the Fightin’ Blue Hens did not earn him much recognition. He started presenting an outstanding performance in the 2007 season. He went on setting 20 school records during his career at Delaware
Professional Career of Joe Flacco
Baltimore Ravens drafted him with the 18th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft and he became the University of Delaware’s highest-drafted player ever to make the selection. He signed a contract worth a maximum of $30 million-plus $8.75 million guaranteed. He became the starting quarterback from the beginning. He earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week, NFL Rookie of the Week, the NFLPA Rookie of the Week, and NFL Rookie of the Month for November during his first season.
He became the only third rookie quarterback in NFL history to win his first post-season start.
He was named the 2009 Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year.
At the end of the 2009 season, he became the first Ravens quarterback since Vinny Testaverde to throw for more than 3,000 yards and more than 20 touchdowns in a single season.
He became one of only four NFL quarterbacks to lead his team to the playoffs in all three of his first three seasons in December 2010.
He became the first quarterback in NFL history to start and win a playoff game in each of his first three seasons.
His performance in the Super Bowl XLVII earned him Most Valuable Player and was given a then-brand-new red Chevrolet Corvette.
He became the first quarterback in NFL history to start and win a playoff game in six of their first seven seasons in 2014.
His 2015 season ended after he suffered an ACL and MCL injury against St. Louis Rams.
His 672 pass attempts in the 2016 season currently rank fifth-most in a single season in league history.
He will serve as a backup quarterback for the first time in his NFL career after he suffered a hip injury against the Steelers. He was replaced by rookie Lamar Jackson as the Ravens’ starting quarterback.
Personal Life of Joe Flacco
The 33-years old, Joe Flacco is a married man. His wife is Dana. They tied a knot to each other in 2011. The couple is blessed with five children. They are Stephen (2012), Daniel (2013), Francis (2015), Evelyn (2016), and Thomas (2018).
Body Measurements of Joe Flacco
The 33-year old quarterback, Joe Flacco stands at a height of 1.98 m i.e. 6 feet and 6 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 245 lbs i.e. 111 kg. He has an athletic body build. His body measurements are 44-34-40 inches. His biceps size is 13 inches. He has maintained his body perfectly. He has a shoe size of 8 (US). He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is brown.
Net Worth of Joe Flacco
He became the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history after he signed a six-year deal for $120.6 million in 2013. In 2008, he signed a three-year contract with Reebok as a rookie. He has also endorsed Nike, 1st mariner Bank, Haribo, McDonald. He was also a spokesperson for Pizza Hut for 2009-10. It sold a product called “Flacco’s Favorites”. He also joined the team of endorse to promote Zynga mobile application called “NFL Showdown: Football manager” and a line of women’s apparel for Spirit Football Jersey. The 33-years old Ravens’ star has an estimated annual salary of $20 million. As of 2018, his net worth is estimated at $75 million.
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