WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)-- When you hear the name Flacco, you probably think of Super Bowl MVP quarterback Joe Flacco. But his brother Michael is also making a name for himself on the football field at the University of New Haven.
Mike Flacco is a former minor league baseball player who decided at the age of 26 to give college football a try.
Four games into his college career, things are going pretty well.
"I'm definitely a work in progress, I'd like to think that I've gotten a thousand percent better but I have way more to go to be actual football player," said Flacco.
Over the last three games he's caught 12 passes for almost 300 yards with 4 touchdowns. But when he first arrived in West Haven, the former high school quarterback was pretty raw.
"We had to teach him everything from square one, he had no idea how to block, not even the first clue," said Pete Rossomando.
Flacco heard about the UNH football program from his brother Joe, whose NFL agent is Branford based Joe Linta. So Flacco called coach Pete Rossomando to ask for a meeting.
"Mike and his dad called and said we want to come up and talk to you and I was like okay that's fine, come on up and lets talk. He walked into the room and I was like woah, you're gonna be a charger, I can tell you that right now," said Rossomando.
And while playing for the Chargers has been a lot of hard work, being back on the football field is a dream come true.
"Growing up watching my brother throw, I always wanted to play receiver for him so to get out here and play receiver for Ron and the other quarterbacks we got, they're awesome and it's been exciting just to make one catch," said Flacco.
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