Joe Flacco is a Jersey boy and if you don't believe it, ask anyone from Audubon, N.J. A large banner greets drivers along Kings Highway as they enter Audubon stating "Good luck Joe - Proud home of Joe Flacco" with the Baltimore Ravens logo on it.
From his bio on the Joe Flacco Official Website, to the hundreds of Baltimore Ravens flags hanging from homes, it is evident that Audubon continues to play a big part in Joe Flacco's life.
A 2003 graduate of Audubon High School, Flacco played for the school's Green Wave football team. Flacco is a two-time New Jersey All-Group II, first-team All-South Jersey and All-Colonial Conference honoree, inducted into the South Jersey Touchdown Club as Offensive Back of the Year and the Courier Post Scholar Athlete of the Year. As a high school quarterback, Flacco holds the single-game South Jersey record for the most passing yards in a game with 471 yards.
After high school graduation in 2003, Flacco selected the University of Pittsburgh to play college ball. After two disappointing seasons at Pitt where Flacco's skills were underused, he transferred to the University of Delaware to play for the Blue Hens. In his junior and senior years at Delaware, Flacco set 20 University of Delaware records and was named ECAC All-East Player of the Year and CAA Co-Offensive Player of the Year in 2007.
Flacco's records were noticed by pro football scouts and in 2008, was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens. In his first year, based on fan votes, Flacco was named the 2008 Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Year. Flacco is the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to win two playoff games and already holds records for the Baltimore Ravens including all-time leading passer in yards, touchdown passes, completions and attempts.
Jon Bon Jovi sang the song "Who Says You Can't Go Home" as a ode to his love of New Jersey. For Flacco, he'll always be able to go home to Audubon no matter what happens on Superbowl Sunday.