|Dimensions||6.5 x 9.25|
|Features||full-color photos, chronology, glossary, further reading, works consulted, index|
|Interest Level||Intermediate, Primary|
|Series||A Blue Banner Biography - Sports Stars|
|Subject||Biography & Autobiography , Football, Sports & Recreation , Sports & Recreation - Juvenile Nonfiction , Juvenile Nonfiction|
As a boy, Joe Flacco tossed footballs around in his backyard, pretending that he was a football legend like Joe Montana or Barry Sanders. That was just the beginning of his dream of becoming a professional football player. Unlike many players who got national exposure playing for high-profile colleges in front of large crowds, Joe s path to the NFL happened on a much smaller scale.
Joe played quarterback for the University of Delaware for two years. Scouts in the NFL were impressed with his six-foot-six height, strong arm, and calm personality. On April 26, 2008, the Baltimore Ravens drafted Joe as a first-round draft pick—eighteenth overall. In his first season with the NFL, Joe did something that no other rookie quarterback has done. Look inside to see how Joe made history!