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Flacco selected by Phils, but may stick with football


Growing up in the shadow of a famous older sibling can be a lot to live up to, but it hasn't been a problem thus far for Tom Flacco.

Tom, the younger brother of Baltimore Raven's starting quarterback Joe Flacco, has made for himself at Eastern High School in New Jersey. The 19-year-old was drafted by the Phillies in the 32nd round with the 952nd overall pick.

But Flacco was hoping to be selected on Friday, the second day of the Draft, between the third and 10th rounds. His status as a late-round pick will most likely not be enough to sway the budding college football quarterback to sign and play baseball. The 6-foot-1, 187-pounder has a football scholarship offer from Western Michigan.

Although he's probably bound for a life inside the huddle, Flacco won't rule out signing with the Phillies until he's had more talks with the organization.

Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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