Joe Flacco who was born on January 16, 1985 in Audubon, New Jersey. He has played QB for the Baltimore Ravens and been in the NFL since 2008. He is a Super Bowl Champion and Super Bowl MVP.
10 interesting facts about the football player, Joe Flacco
Joe Flacco Facts #1:
In High school, Joe Flacco played football, basketball and baseball. In his senior year, he was a three star recruit and listed in the top 40 of all high school Quarterbacks.
Joe Flacco Facts #2:
Joe Flacco first love was baseball, no football and chose University of Pittsburgh. Finding limited opportunity to play he decided to transfer after his second year to the University of Delaware. Because University of Pittsburgh would not release Flacco from his scholarship he had to sit out his first year at the University of Delaware.
Joe Flacco Facts #3:
Joe Flacco in his first year playing for the Fightin’ Blue Hens, he had an okay year, passing for 2700 yards and 18 TDs and 10 INTs. In 2007, he found his groove when he threw for 4260 yards, 23 TDs and only 5 INTs and was considered one of college’s most accurate passers.
Joe Flacco Facts #4:
Joe Flacco had an amazing career at the University of Delaware breaking over 20 school records and in 2010, the University added a 20×30 foot poster to the facade of the Delaware Stadium.
Joe Flacco Facts #5:
Joe Flacco has endorsements with Reebok, Pizza Hut, Nike, 1st Mariner Bank, Haribo Candy, and McDonald’s.
Joe Flacco Facts #6:
Joe Flacco’s two brothers, Mike and John are both elite athletes. Mike played professional baseball and after being reassigned from the Orioles to the Red Sox, went back to college and plays football as a Tight End. He was declared eligible for the 2014 NFL Draft. His other brother, John, is a receiver for Stanford football team.
Joe Flacco Facts #7:
Joe Flacco is married to Dana Grady and has two children, Stephen Vincent and Daniel, the later who was born an hour before the 2013 home opener of the Baltimore Ravens.
Joe Flacco Facts #8:
Joe Flacco is one of only two QBs to ever start all 16 games in their rookie year and make the playoffs. He shares this record with Atlanta Falcon’s QB Matt Ryan.
Joe Flacco Facts #9:
Joe Flacco is the only QB in NFL history to win a playoff game in each of his first 5 seasons and also has the most playoff wins in 5 seasons with 9 tied with New England Patriots Tom Brady.
Joe Flacco Facts #10:
Joe Flacco holds a great playoff record, passing for the most TDs with 11 and no interceptions showing his deadly accuracy and is the first QB to have a 100 passer rating in one single postseason of 4 games
Sources: CNN, Sporting News, Biography, ESPN, jockbio, ducksters, Forbes
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