Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco is the 2008 NFL Rookie of the Year

Published on February 3, 2009 by     Seahawk Fanatic

National Football League

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco is the 2008 Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, Diet Pepsi and the National Football League announced Thursday.

As the Ravens’ first round draft choice in 2008, Flacco propelled Baltimore’s air attack, passing for 2,971 yards, completing 257 of 428 attempts and scoring 16 total touchdowns (14 passing, two rushing). In the season’s final 11 games, Flacco guided the Ravens to a 9-2 record and a playoff berth, registering a 90.2 QB rating, throwing for 2,127 yards and 13 touchdowns. Flacco threw at least one TD in eight straight games between Oct. 19 and Dec. 7, tying Joe Namath (1965) and Babe Parilli (1952) for the third-longest streak ever among rookie QBs. Flacco tossed at least one TD pass in each of the Ravens’ last six road games, totaling nine TDs and a 101.8 passer rating. Flacco, who attended the University of Delaware, was nominated for 10 Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week awards, winning twice.

More than 1,002,500 fan votes were submitted for the Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year on NFL.com and via Sprint wireless service from Jan. 2 through Jan. 27, shattering last year’s total of 440,000.

Flacco was one of five finalists for the honor. The other finalists were running back Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears, running back Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans, quarterback Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons and running back Steve Slaton of the Houston Texans.

The five finalists were selected for their outstanding performances throughout the 2008 NFL season. Each week, five nominees were chosen for Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week and NFL fans voted for the winner on NFL.com and via Sprint wireless. Those results were used to help determine the finalists.

This is Pepsi’s seventh year as the official soft drink sponsor of the NFL and the fourth year that Diet Pepsi will present the NFL Rookie of the Year award.
Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens
Flacco propelled Baltimore’s aerial attack by passing for 2,971 yards, completing 257 of 428 attempts, with 16 total touchdowns (14 passing, two rushing). In the season’s final 11 games, Flacco guided the Ravens to a 9-2 record and a playoff berth, registering a 90.2 passer rating and throwing for 2,127 yards and 13 TDs. Flacco threw at least one TD in eight straight games between Oct. 19 – Dec. 7, tying Joe Namath (1965) and Babe Parilli (1952) for the third-longest streak ever among rookie QBs. Unflappable on the road, Flacco tossed at least one TD in each of the Ravens’ last six away games. In those six contests, Flacco threw for nine TDs and just two INTs. Flacco, who attended the University of Delaware, was nominated for 10 Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week awards, winning twice.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

20120730_seahawks_0099

A third-round pick as the starting Quarterback? The training camp decision that changed everything

When Russell Wilson showed up at rookie minicamp in May of 2012, he was impressive enough that, after ...
_dsc4504

Keenan Lambert looking to be bigger than little brother to Kam Chancellor

There was a time not too long ago when Keenan Lambert went out of his way to avoid ...
cst_3w4c0158

Nine Things We Learned From Coach Pete Carroll At Seahawks Minicamp

Key takeaways from Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll's post-minicamp press conference on Thursday, June 18 at Renton's Virginia ...
150526-sherman

10 Things We Learned From Day 1 Of Seahawks OTAs

Key takeaways from Day 1 of Seattle's Organized Team Activities. The Seahawks held their first set of Organized Team ...
Seahawks  Russell Wilson Show Support During Cliff Avril  Jimmy Graham Losses   Seattle Seahawks.jp

Seahawks, Russell Wilson Show Support During Cliff Avril, Jimmy Graham Losses

The trio was tending to personal matters during Tuesday's voluntary workouts. Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, tight end Jimmy ...
i

Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin says he’ll be playing for Atlanta Falcons in 2016

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin says he will be playing for the Atlanta Falcons in 2016."I'm going ...
470910296

Baldwin: Lynch will be more devastating with Graham

When the Seattle Seahawks traded for tight end Jimmy Graham, it marked a bold move that imported a ...
9EluR.AuSt.5

Tyler Lockett was star of Seahawks’ rookie minicamp

Sure, it’s only May. But there was a star shining as brightly as the brilliant Northwest sun in ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz