Flacco, wife welcome first child into world

June 14, 2012 | Luke Jones

Quarterback Joe Flacco can now add “father” to his list of accomplishments at the age of 27.

His wife Dana has given birth to Stephen Flacco, an eight-pound boy, according to Flacco’s official Twitter account.

The Ravens quarterback was excused from Wednesday’s mandatory minicamp workout to meet his wife in Philadelphia when she went into labor. Flacco is not expected back for the team’s final minicamp workout on Thursday afternoon.

“The labor started and Joe was high-tailing up the road to Philly to be with Dana,” coach John Harbaugh said on Wednesday. “We wish them nothing but the best. They don’t know if it’s going to be a boy or a girl, so we’re all going to find out.”

Dana Flacco’s due date was this Saturday as Joe had hoped the baby wouldn’t arrive until after the conclusion of minicamp this week.

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