OK, where did Flacco fall, said, fearing the worst.
“He was in the highest level,” Tanier said. “He was a really smart kid. There were 4 or 5 of his teammates in his class.” Also in his class was Flacco’s future wife.
Tanier described Flacco as “quiet, dedicated, and very serious.” Still, he showed his quarterback qualities in class.
“When we had a group project, he took on the leadership position,” Tanier said.
Yet Tanier admits he isn’t completely objective when it comes to Flacco. He wants his former student to finally reach the Super Bowl.
“I absolutely root for him,” Tanier said. “I’ve never hidden the fact that I’m an Eagles fan. If they’re out of it, then I’m a Ravens fan.. This is a kid I used to see fool around with his buddies before class. It’s like any teacher. You want your former students to do well.