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Joe Flacco’s brother quits baseball, eyes football career

Joe Flacco Drafted By Baltimore Ravens - Press Conference

AUDUBON - APRIL 26: Former Audubon High School star quarterback Joe Flacco’s family, (L-R) Brian Flacco, Mike Flacco, Stephanie Flacco, Joe Flacco, Tom Flacco, John Flacco, Karen Flacco and Steve Flacco pose April 26, 2008 in Audubon, New Jersey. Flacco was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens as the 18th pick overall. (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images for Reebok) *** Local Caption *** Steve Flacco;Karen Flacco;John Flacco;Tom Flacco;Stephanie Flacco;Mike Flacco;Brian Flacco;Joe Flacco

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Mike Flacco, the younger brother of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, has decided to try to follow in big brother’s footsteps and make a go of it in football.

In April, Mike Flacco announced that he would quit minor league baseball after failing to make it past Double-A ball by the age of 26. At the time, Mike Flacco denied a report that he would try to play football.

New Haven University coach Pete Rossomando told But Mike Garafolo of that Mike Flacco will, in fact, play college football this year. And Rossomando said Mike Flacco has the athletic talent to be a very good tight end.

He’s 6-6, 250 and can run. You can use those guys,” Rossomando said. “We worked him out, we were able to watch him run around. He’s very raw and he needs some seasoning to get to that next level. But if he does the things we ask, the sky is the limit for him.”

Realistically, it’ll be an uphill climb to the NFL for a 26-year-old who’s just starting college football now. But when Mike Flacco wants to see whether he can fit into an NFL passing game, he has a pretty good quarterback to put him through the paces.