Another Flacco is trying to make it in the NFL.
A former 31st-round draft pick of the Baltimore Orioles, Flacco ended his professional baseball career last year, gained 30 pounds of muscle and set his sights on football. The 26-year-old enrolled at New Haven and was selected as a third-team Division II All-American this season. It marked his first organized football participation since high school.
Flacco will be represented by Joe Linta, the same agent who helped Joe Flacco secure a $120.6 million contract last March. Mike is a considerable longshot to crack an NFL roster. The odds he joins his brother's tax bracket are even greater.