Joe Flacco was born January 16, 1985 in Audubon, New Jersey. He is an American quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played College football for the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Delaware. He was the first-round draft pick by the Ravens, 18th overall in the 2008 NFL Drafts.
In 2004, Flacco was the second-string back-up quarterback finding limited playing time behind starter Tyler Palko. He saw action in three games against Ohio University, University of Nebraska, and the University of South Florida. He finished the season with a completion for 11 yards.
After the 2004 season Flacco transferred to the University of Delaware. Flacco was unable to get a release from his scholarship at Pitt, so he was ineligible for action or a scholarship in the 2005 season with Delaware. Flacco saw his first full time action during the 2006 season. Flacco put up good numbers for the Fightin' Blue Hens with nearly 3,000 yards, and 18 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. That year Delaware went to National Champs against App. State.
On July 16, he signed a five-year contract with a maximum value of around $30 million and $8.75 million guaranteed. Even so, he came to training camp driving his grandmother's 1990 Volvo. He won an awarded as the Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year on January 29,2009.