Jared Goff

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Jared Goff
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Goff with the Los Angeles Rams in 2016
No. 16 Los Angeles Rams
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-10-14) October 14, 1994 (age 22)
Place of birth: Novato, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 223 lb (101 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 2016
Passing completions: 112
Passing attempts: 205
Percentage: 54.6
TDINT: 5–7
Passing yards: 1,089
Passer rating: 63.6
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 selected by the Rams with the first overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. Goff was a first-team All-Pac-12 quarterback in 2015.

Early years[edit]

Goff was born and raised in Novato, California, the son of Jerry Goff and Nancy Goff. Jared's father is a former Major League Baseball player who played for the Expos, Pirates, and Astros.[1] His father was also a Cal athlete, playing as an all-conference and all-district catcher for the school's baseball team.

High school career[edit]

Goff attended Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, California, where he played for the football team. He threw for 7,687 yards and 93 touchdowns with 18 interceptions in three varsity seasons at Marin Catholic, 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 an appearance in the state title game, one North Coast Section crown, three NCS playoff appearances, and three MCAL championships.

College career[edit]

Goff was recruited by a number of college programs and received scholarship offers from Boise State, Fresno State, and Washington State[2] before choosing to attend the University of California. 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 quarterback Zach Kline,[3] becoming the first true freshman quarterback in Cal history to start a season opener.

2013 season[edit]

Goff started all twelve games in the 2013 season, 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.[4]

2014 season[edit]

In 2014, Goff again was starting quarterback for the Golden Bears. In a September 27 matchup against the Colorado Buffaloes, Goff threw a career-high seven touchdown passes, completing 24-of-42 passes for 458 yards.[5] On October 4, Goff threw for a new career-high and school-record 527 yards and five touchdowns in a 60–59 victory over Washington State.[6] He finished the 2014 season with 3,973 yards, 35 touchdowns, and a 62% completion rate once again setting new school records.

2015 season[edit]

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 Jr.[7] and Todd McShay.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11] 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).[12]

The Golden Bears never defeated any of their in-state rivals during Goff's time as quarterback. 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.[13][14][15] Goff's father has been quoted as saying the lack of a marquee win bothered his son.[16] Goff majored in sociology in his time at Cal.

After his junior season, Goff announced that he would enter the 2016 NFL Draft.[17]

College career statistics[edit]

Season Passing[18]
Cmp Att Pct Yds Avg 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[19] 977 1,568 62.3 12,195 7.8 96 30 144.0

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 4 in 215 lb 32¾ in 9 in 4.82 s 1.65 s 2.71 s 4.47 s 7.17 s 27 in 9 ft 2 in 36[20]
All values from NFL Combine[21]

In mid-February 2016, most analysts had Goff projected to be selected in the early first round of the draft, with the second overall pick of the Cleveland Browns being his most frequently predicted landing spot, or the San Francisco 49ers with the seventh overall pick.[22][23] [24] Despite not excelling at the physical tests at the NFL Scouting Combine, Goff still improved his draft stock with strong athleticism showings in the positional drills. Goff also reportedly scored a 36 on his Wonderlic exam.[25]

On April 28, 2016, Goff was selected with the first overall pick by the Los Angeles Rams in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Rams had traded up in the first round and acquired the first pick from the Tennessee Titans. He was the first ever quarterback the Rams selected in the first round of the NFL Draft as a Los Angeles-based franchise.[26] On June 9, 2016, Goff signed a four-year deal worth $27.9 million,[27] including an $18.6 million signing bonus.[28]

On November 15, Goff was named the Rams' starting quarterback against the Miami Dolphins after spending the first nine games as the backup to veteran Case Keenum.[29] Goff then started the final seven games. On November 20, 2016, he made his professional debut and first career start against the Miami Dolphins and lost 14–10, completing 17-of-31 attempts for 134 passing yards, and zero touchdowns or interceptions. The following week, Goff completed 20-of-32 pass attempts for 214 yards and three touchdowns and one interception in a 21–49 loss to the New Orleans Saints. During the game, he threw his first career touchdown pass on a 24-yard completion to wide receiver Tavon Austin in the first quarter and had his first career interception in the third quarter after Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro picked off his pass attempt.

In Week 14, Goff had 24 completions out of 41 pass attempts for 235 yards, no touchdowns, and two interceptions in a 14–42 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. In addition, he had his first career rushing touchdown on a two-yard run in the fourth quarter.[30]

In his rookie season, Goff played in seven games, all starts, and completed 112-of-205 passes for 1,089 yards and five touchdowns with seven interceptions.

Career statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Passing Rushing
G GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2016 LA 7 7 112 205 54.6 1,089 5.3 5 7 63.6 8 16 2.0 1
Career 7 7 112 205 54.6 1,089 5.3 5 7 63.6 8 16 2.0 1

Source:[31]

Personal life[edit]

Goff appeared as a guest for the Outdoor Channel's Gridiron Outdoors, which is hosted by former football quarterback Mike Pawlawski in 2016.[32]

Goff grew up as a San Francisco 49ers fan, and wears #16 as a fan of Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, who played for the 49ers.[33]

Goff has an enzyme deficiency that does not allow his body to break down proteins.[34]

References[edit]

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