Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Delaware's Flacco representing CAA at combine

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 20, 2008) -- Former Delaware quarterback Joe Flacco will be representing CAA Football in this week's NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Ind. Flacco's four-day schedule will get underway Thursday, Feb. 21, and will continue until Sunday, Feb. 24. Television coverage, including workouts and behind-the-scenes footage, can be seen throughout the week and weekend on
the NFL Network.

Flacco, one of 20 quarterbacks at the NFL Combine will be in Group 4 and will take part in hospital pre-exam and x-rays Thursday as well as an orientation session and several interviews with NFL team personnel.

Friday's schedule for both Flacco will include measurements, more medical examinations, media sessions, psychological testing and more
interviews with NFL team personnel.

Flacco enjoyed an outstanding 2007 season for the Blue Hens, leading the team to an 11-4 record and a berth in the NCAA Division I National Championship game while earning CAA Football Co-Offensive Player of the Year, Eastern College Athletic Conference Eastern Player of the Year and Third Team All-America honors by the Sports Network.

He completed 331-of-521 passes for 4,263 yards and 23 touchdowns with just five interceptions during the 2007 season as he ranked sixth nationally in passing yardage per game (284.2), No. 10 in total offense per game (285.7), and No. 18 in passing efficiency (144.91).

A two-year starter after transferring from Pittsburgh, Flacco posted a record of 16-10 as a starter and established a total of 20 Blue Hen records, including season marks for completions, attempts, passing yards and total offense as well as a career mark for completions. In 26 career games, he notched 200+ yards passing in 21 games, 300+ yards through the air 11 times and garnered a career-best 434 yards in a 59-52 win over Navy in 2007.

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