Cal Football BIO
Jared Goff
Player Profile:
Jared Goff 1250464
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
Hometown: Novato, CA
High School: Marin Catholic HS
Experience: 2 Letters
Twitter: @jaredgoff16 | @calfootball
Instagram: jaredgoff | cal_football

Career Stats
Game Logs: 2015 | 2014 | 2013
Goff is a 2015 Heisman Trophy contender and national honors candidate who ranks fourth and seventh, respectively, on the latest Heisman Trophy watch lists published by USA Today and ESPN. He has led Cal to a 3-0 start as a 2015 junior by completing 68-of-93 passes (73.1%) for 898 yards with nine touchdowns and two interceptions for a 181.9 passer efficiency rating. Goff ranks second in the Pac-12 and eighth nationally in both completion percentage and quarterback rating to improve upon career totals of 61.2% and 135.1 heading into the 2015 campaign.
Goff has put up huge numbers since his arrival at Cal in 2013 and holds a total of 22 school records including career passing yards (8,379), total offense (8,266) and completions (704) which he surpassed in his most recent game against Texas on September 19, 2015. He also holds all-time Cal records for 250-yard passing games (19), 300-yard passing games (14), 400-yard passing games (5) and 200-yard passing games (2). Goff is also closing in on two more school records as he second with 62 career touchdowns passes and 1,133 passing attempts, two and 168 shy matching of Cal's all-time records of 64 and 1,301 both held by Kyle Boller (1999-2002).
Goff has completed 704-of-1133 passes (62.1%) in his career with 19 interceptions for a 139.0 passer efficiency rating that ranks third on Cal’s all-time list. He has played in and started all 27 games possible since 2013 and is the school’s only quarterback to ever start the season-opener as a true freshman in 2013. He was also the first signal-caller in Pac-12 history to throw for 450 yards or more in a game five or more times.
Among single-season marks held by Goff are passing yards (3,973), passing touchdowns (35), total offense (3,929), touchdowns responsible for (35), 300-yard passing games (7), consecutive 300-yard passing games (6) and most consecutive passes without an interception (185) that he set as a 2014 sophomore with the latter two also all-time school records. In addition, he set three single-game school records in 2014 with 527 passing yards against Washington State, as well as six regulation touchdown passes and six regulation touchdowns responsible for against Colorado, while his 92-yard completion to Daniel Lasco in the same contest is the longest pass play in school history.

Cal Career (2013 – Present)
► On the Maxwell Award Watch List for the honor given annually to the College Football Player of the Year for each of the last two seasons in 2014 and 2015
► Holds 22 Cal records including career marks for passing yards (8,379), total offense (8,266), completions (704), 500-yard (2), 400-yard (5), 300-yard (14) and 250-yard (19) passing performance
► Has 62 career touchdown passes and 1,133 passing attempts, ranking second on the school’s all-time list two and 168 behind the 64 and 1,301 thrown by Kyle Boller (1999-2002)
► Has completed 704-of-1133 career passes (62.1%) for 8,379 yards with 62 touchdowns and 19 interceptions for a 138.9 passer efficiency rating that ranks third on Cal’s all-time list.
► Has twice set Cal’s single-game mark for passing yards with his current career high of 527 at Washington State in 2014 after throwing for a then-school record 504 against the Cougars at home in 2013
► Added single-game records for passing attempts (64) and total plays (71) in his first collegiate game in the 2013 season opener against Northwestern
► Has the school’s longest career pass of 92 yards to Daniel Lasco against Colorado in 2014
► In the Pac-12 career record books, the 62 touchdown passes rank tied for 26th while his 8,379 passing yards and 8,266 yards of total offense are 28th
► Has twice set single-season school records for passing yards with 3,973 as a 2014 sophomore after he first broke the mark with 3,508 as a true freshman in 2013, while the two were also both single-season marks for most yardage gained
► Set a school single-season marks for passing touchdowns (35) as a 2014 sophomore
► Set single-season school records as a 2013 freshman for pass completions (320) and pass attempts (531)
► Has played in and started all 27 games possible over his first two seasons at Cal in 2013 and 2014, averaging 310.3 yards per game passing
► Owns five of the top six passing yards games in school history
► Has registered at least 30 pass completions in a game 11 times
► Has completed a pass of 50 yards or more on 20 occasions
► Two-time honorable mention All-Pac-12 choice
► Has lost 113 yards rushing and scored one touchdown on the ground on 119 carries with the lone rushing score of his career coming in the second game of his career as a 2013 freshman vs. Portland State
► Rushed for a career-high 23 yards on seven carries in the 2014 season finale against BYU, while a 19-yard run against UCLA the same season is the longest run of his career
► Has one career reception for -1 yards with the catch coming vs. USC in 2013
► Has punted 10 times with an average of 37.5 yards per punt with a career-long 50 yard punt in 2014 at USC
► Changed to his current uniform No. 16 following 2013 spring practices when he wore No. 9 during his first semester at Cal after enrolling in January of 2013

Junior (2015)
► A Heisman Trophy Contender and on watch lists for nearly every quarterback and player of the year award (Davey O’Brien, Maxwell Award) for the honor given annually to the College Football Player of the Year
► Has led Cal to a 3-0 start in 2015 after the Golden Bears were a combined 6-18 the last two seasons
► Has made dramatic improvements in both his completion percentage (73.1%) and passer efficiency rating (181.9) in 2015, ranking second in the Pac-12 and eighth in the nation in both categories after career totals of a 61.2 completion percentage and a 135.1 passer efficiency rating heading into the 2015 season
► His 181.9 passer efficiency through the first three games of 2015 would be a single-season school mark
► His yards per attempt has also improved as he currently ranks 14th in the nation at 9.66 yards per attempt compared to 7.81 in 2014 that ranked 31st in the nation
► In addition to his completion percentage and passing efficiency Pac-12 and NCAA rankings, Goff ranks the Pac-12’s top five in 12 statistical categories including 11 in the top three and the NCAA’s top 35 in the same 12 with five of those among the top 15Goff recently ranked No. 5 on the San Francisco Chronicle’s list of the Bay Area’s 10 Most Exciting Athletes
► Last Saturday at Texas, Goff led the Bears to a thrilling 45-44 victory, finishing with 268 passing yards and three touchdown passes while completing 27-of-37 throws. It was his fourth straight game of throwing three touchdown passes dating back to last season
► The Pac-12’s returning leader from 2014 in passing yards per game, passing yards, passing touchdowns, completions and total offense
Has two seasons of eligibility remaining including 2015 but is a projected first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by many experts including ESPN’s Mel Kiper (No. 9 overall, No. 1 QB) and Todd McShay (No. 9 Overall, No. 4 QB), as well as NFL’s Dane Brugler (No. 5 overall, No. 1 QB)
► Ranked as the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the nation by Bleacher Report
► Selected by John Wilner of the Bay Area News Group to be the No. 1 player taken from a Bay Area football program in the 2016 NFL Draft
► Attended the Manning Passing Academy in July
► Completed 9-of-12 passes for 108 yards and one touchdown with one rush for five yards in the spring game

Sophomore (2014)
► One of seven Cal players to start all 12 games
► Ranked among the nation’s top 10 in seven individual categories including passing yards (5th, 3973), passing touchdowns (5th, 35), passing yards per game (5th, 331.1), completions per game (5th, 26.33), total offense per game (8th, 327.4), points responsible for per game (9th, 18.0) and points responsible for (T11th, 212), with his passing yards also leading the Pac-12
► Also ranked among national leaders in passing efficiency (21st, 147.59), yards per pass attempt (31st, 7.81), completion percentage (35th, 62.1%) and passing yards per completion (39th, 12.6)
► Set 15 school records while completing 316-of-509 passes (62.1%) for single-season school marks of 3,973 yards and 35 touchdowns with seven interceptions for an impressive 147.60 passer efficiency rating that ranks fourth on the school’s single-season list to earn honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors for the second consecutive season
► Broke his own single-season school passing yardage record from the 2013 campaign with his 2014 total of 3,973 yards while also setting the single-season school record in touchdown passes with 35 as those marks both rank seventh all-time in Pac-12 single-season history
► Broke his own single-game record for passing yards with 527 and five touchdown throws with no interceptions on 37-of-53 passing in Cal’s 60-59 victory at Washington State to earn College Football Awards Co-National Performer of the Week and share the CFPA’s Quarterback Performer of the Week for the second straight week
► Completed a 92-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Lasco against Colorado that is the longest pass play in school history
► Other single-season Cal records broken by Goff included touchdowns responsible for (35), 300-yard passing games (7), consecutive 300-yard passing games (6) and most consecutive passes without an interception (185), with the latter two also all-time school marks
► Helped the Cal offense to set or equal nine single-season school or modern-era records, establishing season records for passing yards (4,152), passing touchdowns (37), total yards per game (495.2), first downs passing (188), while setting modern-era school records for points (459), scoring average (38.2 ppg) and touchdowns (61) that were second all-time behind the 1920 team (510 points, 56.7 ppg, 72 touchdowns), and tying modern-era records for PAT (56) and PAT attempts (57)
► Threw for 17 more touchdowns and three fewer interceptions than he did during his 2013 freshman season
► Threw a pass of at least 55 yards in each of the first five games of 2014 and finished with eight of 50 or more in 2014 as well as four of 75 or more
► One of six season team captains as voted on by his teammates
► Picked up Cal’s Special Recognition Award at the team’s annual awards banquet
► An honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection by the league’s coaches
► Earned second-team Midseason All-Pac-12 honors from Phil Steele
► Named National Offensive Player of the Week (, Walter Camp Football Foundation, College Sports Madness), Co-National and Quarterback Performer of the Week (CFPA), California Muscle Milk Student-athlete of the Week, Manning Award Star of the Week, SEVEN Magazine Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Pac-12 Player of the Week and Manning Star Award for his performance against Colorado when he completed 24-of-41 passes for 458 yards and a career-high even touchdown with one interception, with his seven scoring tosses one shy of Pat Barnes’ single-game record of eight in a four-overtime win vs. Arizona in 1996 and his six touchdowns in regulation set a single-game school mark
► Completed 38-of-60 passes (both season highs) for 393 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in the season finale against BYU
► Each of the other six 300-yard passing games came in succession at Arizona (18-30-1-380-3), vs. Colorado (24-42-1-458-7), at Washington State (37-53-0-527-5), vs. Washington (35-51-0-304-0), vs. UCLA (25-41-1-303-2) and vs. Oregon (32-52-0-360-2) to set a school record for most consecutive 300-yard passing games
► Also had more than 200 yards in passing in four other games at Northwestern (21-34-1-281-3), vs. Sacramento State (17-22-0-229-4), at Oregon State (24-47-0-277-1) and at USC (29-46-0-279-3) with the only game of the campaign in which he threw for under 200 yards against Stanford (16-31-2-182-1)
► National honors candidate who was on the watch list for the Maxwell Award given annually to the College Player of the Year as well as the Davey Brien Award and Manning Award recognizing the nation’s top quarterback in addition to the College Football Performance Awards Quarterback Trophy
► Completed 14-of-23 passes for 170 yards and one touchdown on an eight-yard pass to Kenny Lawler in the spring game
Freshman (2013)
► Earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors in his first collegiate season as he set Cal single-season records for passing yards (3,508), most yardage gained (3,508), passes completed (320), passes attempted (531), total offense (3,446) and total plays (590), while tying school records with five 300-yard passing games and three consecutive 300-yard passing games to start the season and his career before surpassing all of the single-season marks other than passes completed and passes attempted in 2014
► Finished with a completion percentage of 60.3% (320-of-531) and a 123.18 passing efficiency rating with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, at the time tying for 10th on Cal’s all-time single-season list for touchdown passes
► Picked up the single-season passing yardage mark on a 62-yard completion to Richard Rodgers on his final throw of the season at Stanford on a play in which he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury
► Finished one completion, 28 passing attempts, 48 total plays and 294 yards shy of NCAA FBS freshman single-season records
► Set single-game school individual marks for passing yards (504 vs. Washington State), passing attempts (64 vs. Northwestern) and total plays (71), breaking his own passing yards mark in 2014
► Helped Cal set single-season school records for passing yards (3,977), pass completions (368), pass attempts (622), first downs passing (183) and total plays (1,046), with the Golden Bears breaking the passing yards and first downs passing marks in 2014
► The only true freshman quarterback in Cal history to start the team’s season-opener and one of only four players to start all 12 games along with Dan Camporeale, Deandre Coleman and Jordan Rigsbee
► Listed among the Pac-12 and national rankings in completions per game (26.7, 3rd Pac-12, 6th NCAA), passing yards per game (292.3, 3rd Pac-12, 12th NCAA), passing yards (3,508, 5th Pac-12, 18th NCAA), total offense (287.2, 6th Pac-12, 24th NCAA), passing touchdowns (18, 9th Pac-12, 53rd NCAA), passing yards per completion (10.96, 9th Pac-12, 84th NCAA), completion percentage (60.3%, 10th Pac-12, 57th NCAA), passing efficiency (123.18, 11th Pac-12, 84th NCAA), points responsible for per game (9.5, 13th Pac-12, 89th NCAA) and points responsible for (114, 16th Pac-12, 92nd NCAA)
► Rushed 59 times for a loss of 62 yards and one touchdown, while adding a single reception for a loss of one yard
► Registered at least 30 pass completions in a game seven times
► Completed nine passes of 50 or more yards
► Passed for 450 yards or more in three of his first five games (vs. Northwestern, vs. Portland State, vs. Washington State) to mark three of the six 450-yard passing games in Cal history in which he has done five
► Totaled a then school-record 504 passing yards that were also the third most by a Pac-12 quarterback in 2013 on 33-of-59 passing with two touchdowns and an interception against Washington State when he also completed an 89-yard touchdown pass to Chris Harper that was the longest play from scrimmage in the Pac-12 during the season, as well as the third-longest passing play in school history
► Completed 39-of-64 passes (single-game school records in both categories) for 450 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions as the first true freshman quarterback in Cal history to start a season-opener in a 44-30 loss to Northwestern at Memorial Stadium, earning National Freshman of the Week and Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors from Athlon
► Threw for 485 yards on 33-of-51 passing with two touchdowns and no interceptions while also rushing for a one-yard score in the second game of the season in a 37-30 win over Portland State
► Completed 31-of-53 passes for 371 yards with three touchdowns and an interception against Ohio State, earning Athlon Sports Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors for the second time in his first three career games
► Followed his school-record performance against Washington State with five more straight contests of 200 or more passing yards at UCLA (26-43-1-215-0), vs. Oregon State (21-31-1-220-0), at Washington (32-54-0-336-1), vs. Arizona (34-56-2-289-4) and vs. USC (35-49-0-260-3)
► His four touchdown passes against Arizona were a season high and nearly rallied the Golden Bears to victory in a 33-28 defeat
► Finished his rookie campaign on the road at Colorado (23-45-1-173-0) and Stanford (10-19-0-194-1) as he was knocked out of the game against the Cardinal when he was injured on his final throw in the season finale for a 62-yard completion to Richard Rodgers that gave him Cal’s single-season record for passing yardage that he surpassed in 2014
► Rushed three times for a season-high 18 yards against Arizona
► On the College Football Performance Awards National Freshman Performer of the Year Watch List
► Punted three times for an average of 40.3 yards with a season long of 44, two touchbacks and one punt inside the opponents’ 20-yard line with all of his punts coming at Colorado
► Cal’s top newcomer/recruit prior to the season according to 247Sports/Sporting News, Lindy’s and USA Today, while Athlon had him as the team’s No. 2 recruit
► The No. 20 national freshman quarterback before the season according to Phil Steele, while Athlon had him as its No. 25 national quarterback recruit and No. 37 overall Pac-12 recruit
► Won the starting job in training camp after being listed as one of three quarterbacks in a battle for the starting position on the preseason depth chart along with Zach Kline and Austin Hinder, with Athlon ranking the quarterback battle as one of the top 12 in the nation in its preseason magazine
► Completed 7-of-15 passes for 66 yards, including a six-yard touchdown pass to Drake Whitehurst, and also had nine yards rushing on three carries in the spring game
► One of two true freshmen along with Matt Anderson who was a mid-year enrollee and participated with the team during its spring practices

Marin Catholic HS (Class of 2013)
► Passed for a combined 7,687 yards and 93 touchdowns with 18 interceptions in three varsity seasons from 2010-12, completing 477-of-767 passes (62.2%)
► Three varsity teams combined to post a 39-4 overall record and 20-1 Marin County League mark on their way to one appearance in the state title game, one North Coast Section crown, three NCS playoff appearances and three MCL championships
► Earned All-American honors from SuperPrep as a 2012 senior and played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, completing 4-of-6 passes for 29 yards, and was also selected for the Cal State Game but did not play due to injury
► Racked up other honors as a senior, being named to the Top 150 Dream Team (PrepStar), second-team All-State (Cal-Hi Sports), All-NorCal (MaxPreps), Metro Player of the Year (San Francisco Chronicle), North Bay Player of the Year, first-team All-Metro (Bay Area News Group, San Francisco Chronicle), Marin County League Player of the Year and first-team All-MCL
► Led the Metro Area with 3,692 passing yards and 40 touchdown throws as a senior, completing 235-of-368 passes (63.9%) while throwing 12 interceptions
► Threw for 262 yards and four TDs and ran for another in the Division III state championship game loss to San Diego Madison that completed a 14-2 senior season in which his squad won NCS and MCL titles
► Completed 185-of-299 passes (61.9%) for 3,179 yards with 44 touchdowns to only four interceptions as a 2011 junior to earn first-team All-State (MaxPreps), first-team All-Metro, MCL Player of the Year and first-team All-MCL honors for a team that reached the NCS finals and won the MCL title while compiling a 13-1 overall record and a 6-1 league mark
► Completed 57-of-100 passes (57.0%) for 816 yards with nine touchdowns and two interceptions as a 2010 sophomore for a team that won the MCL title and advanced to the NCS semifinals before finishing 12-1 overall and 7-0 in league play
► MVP of the 2012 Oakland Nike Football Training Camp

Recruiting Notes (Class of 2013)
► A four-star quarterback according to 247Sports Composite, 247Sports, ESPN, MaxPreps, Rivals and Scout, while PrepStar gave him three stars
► Ranked as high as No. 8 nationally as a pro style quarterback according to Rivals
► PrepStar (No. 9 pro style) and SuperPrep (No. 9) had him among the nation’s top 10 quarterbacks as well, while he was also on lists by 247Sports (No. 15 pro style), 247Sports Composite (No. 15 pro style), MaxPreps (No. 15 pro style), ESPN (No. 20) and Scout (No. 21)
► Ranked among the nation’s top overall players by Rivals (No. 140), PrepStar (No. 148), 247Sports Composite (No. 217), Scout (No. 234) and ESPN (No. 267)
► Listed among ESPN’s top players overall in his region at No. 34, while he was No. 18 in SuperPrep’s rankings of top players in California/Hawaii/Nevada
► Among the top players overall in the state of California by Rivals (No. 15), 247Sports Composite (No. 25), ESPN (No. 26) and 247Sports (No. 34)
► 2012 Elite 11 finalist
► Full name is Jared Thomas Goff
► Born October 14, 1994
► Parents are Jerry and Nancy Goff
► Dad was a catcher who played Major League Baseball with Montreal (1990, 1992), Pittsburgh (1993-94) and Detroit (1995-96) following his collegiate baseball career at Cal that included All-America, All-District 8 and All-Pac-10 honors in 1986
► Has been active in the community including a special friendship he has formed with seven-year-old cystic fibrosis patient Owen Provencher of Sacramento
► Intended major is sociology

Goff's Career Game Highs
Rushes: 9 (at Washington, 2013)
Rushing Yards: 23 (vs. BYU, 2014)
Rushing TDs: 1 (vs. Portland State, 2013)
Long Rush: 19 (vs. UCLA, 2014)
*Pass Completions: 39 (vs. Northwestern, 2013)
*Pass Attempts: 64 (vs. Northwestern, 2013)
*Passing Yards: 527 (at Washington State, 2014)
^Passing TDs: 7 (vs. Colorado, 2014)
Long Pass: 92TD (vs. Colorado, 2014)
Interceptions: 3 (vs. Northwestern, 2013)
Receptions: 1 (vs. USC, 2013)
Receiving Yards: -1 (vs. USC, 2013)
Long Reception: -1 (vs. USC, 2013)
All-Purpose Yards: 23 (vs. BYU, 2014)
Punts: 4 (at Texas, 2015)
Punting Yards: 132 (at Texas, 2015)
Punting Average: 41.0 (at USC, 2014)
Long Punt: 50 (at USC, 2014)
50+ Yard Punts: 1 (at USC, 2014)
Inside 20-Yard Line Punts: 2 (at USC, 2014)
Points: 6 (vs. Portland State, 2013)
*Cal single-game record; ^Six passing TDs in regulation Cal single-game record

Last Updated
September 26, 2015
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