Jared Goff

Jared Goff

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Goff in 2016
No. 16Los Angeles Rams
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-10-14) October 14, 1994
Place of birth: Novato, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Kentfield (CA) Marin Catholic
College: California
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2016
Passing completions: 37
Passing attempts: 63
Percentage: 58.7
TDINT: 3–1
Passing yards: 348
Passer rating: 83.3
Player stats at NFL.com

Jared Thomas Goff (born October 14, 1994) is an American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at California, and was drafted by the Rams with the first overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.

High school career

Goff combined to throw for 7,687 yards and 93 touchdowns with 18 interceptions in three varsity seasons at Marin Catholic High School, completing 477-of-767 passes (62.2%) for teams that combined to post a 39–4 overall record and 21–0 Marin County Athletic League mark on their way to one appearance in the state title game, one North Coast Section crown, three NCS playoff appearances and three MCAL championships.

College career

Goff was recruited by a number of college programs and received scholarship offers from Boise State, Fresno State, and Washington State[1] before choosing the Golden Bears. Goff was a mid-year enrollee at Cal in January 2013 and joined the team for 2013 spring practices. In August, he was named starting quarterback for the 2013 season over redshirt freshman Zach Kline,[2] becoming the first true freshman quarterback in Cal history to start a season opener.

Goff started all twelve games in 2013, and although the team finished 1–11, he set Cal single-season records for passing yards (3,508), yardage gained (3,508), total offense (3,446), passes completed (320), and passes attempted (530). Goff finished the season with a 60.3 completion percentage with 18 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions.[3]

In 2014, Goff again was starting quarterback. In a September 27 matchup versus the Colorado Buffaloes, Goff threw a career-high seven touchdown passes, completing 24-of-42 passes for 458 yards.[4] On October 4, Goff threw for a school-record 527 yards and five touchdowns in a 60–59 victory over Washington State.[5] He finished the season with 3,973 yards, 35 touchdowns, and a 62% completion rate once again shattering records.

In 2015, as a junior, Goff led the Bears to a 7–5 regular season finish, clinching Cal's first winning season since 2011. Through 12 regular season games, Goff surpassed his own single-season records for passing yards (4,714), touchdown passes (43) and total offense (4,260). Going into the season, Goff was projected as the top quarterback for the 2016 NFL draft by Mel Kiper[6] and Todd McShay.[7] On November 14, 2015, Goff threw for 453 yards and six touchdowns in a 54–24 victory over Oregon State, earning Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors for the first time.[8] Two weeks later, Goff set a new Cal single-game record with 542 passing yards in a 48–46 come-from-behind victory over Arizona State, earning Player of the Week honors for a second time.[9] In the 2015 Armed Forces Bowl, Goff threw for six touchdown passes and 467 yards, leading the Bears to a 55–36 victory over Air Force.[10] In 2015, Goff set a new Pac-12 single-season passing-yardage record (4,714), and also set a new conference record for touchdown passes in a season (43).[11]

The Golden Bears never defeated any of their in-state rivals under Goff's leadership. They went 0-9 against Stanford, UCLA, and USC when Goff was Cal's quarterback, and they also went 0-3 against division rival Oregon.[12][13][14] Goff's father has been quoted as saying the lack of a marquee win bothered his son.[15]

After the season he announced that he would enter the 2016 NFL Draft.[16]

College career statistics

Season Passing[17]
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg
2013 320 530 60.4 3,508 6.6 18 10 123.2
2014 316 509 62.1 3,973 7.8 35 7 147.6
2015 341 529 64.5 4,714 8.9 43 13 161.2
Totals[18] 977 1,568 62.3 12,195 7.8 96 30 144.0

Professional career

In mid-February 2016, most analysts had Goff going in the early first round of the draft, with the second pick of the Cleveland Browns being his most frequently predicted landing spot, or the San Francisco 49ers with the 7th overall pick.[19][20] [21] Despite not excelling at the physical tests at the NFL scouting combine, Goff still improved his draft stock with strong showings in the positional drills.[22]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BPWonderlic
6 ft 4 in 215 lb32 34 in9 in 4.82 s 7.17 s 27 in 9 ft 2 in 36[23]
All values from NFL Combine[24]

On April 28, 2016, Goff was selected with the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Rams.[25] On June 9, 2016, Goff signed a 4-year deal worth $27.9 million,[26] including an $18.6 million signing bonus.[27] On November 15, Goff was named the Rams' starting quarterback against the Miami Dolphins.[28] Goff had spent the first nine games as the backup to Case Keenum.


Year Team GP GS Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2016 LA 2 2 37 63 58.7 348 5.5 3 1 83.3 4 11 2.8 0


Personal life

Goff was born to Jerry Goff, a former Major League Baseball player, and Nancy Goff. Jared grew up in Novato, California. His father was also a Cal athlete, playing as an all-conference and all-district catcher for the school's baseball team.

In 2016, Goff appeared on an episode of Gridiron Outdoors, which is hosted by former football quarterback Mike Pawlawski.[30]

He grew up as a San Francisco 49ers fan, and wears number 16 as a fan of Joe Montana, who played for the 49ers.[31]

Goff has an enzyme deficiency that does not allow his body to break down proteins. Typical nutrition sources where athletes load up to add bulk and muscle did not work for Goff. As a result, he is a spokesperson for Rockin' Refuel. [32]


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