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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

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Career Stats
Game Logs: 2015 | 2014 | 2013

Cal Career (2013-Present)
  • Has started all 36 games possible at Cal and is the only quarterback in school history to have ever started his first game as a true freshman
  • Holds 26 Cal records including career marks for passing yards (11733), TD passes (90), total offense (11635) and completions (952)
  • One of six players in Pac-12 history to throw for 3,000 or more yards in three seasons and the second to throw for 3,000 or more yards in each of his first three campaigns
  • Leads all active FBS players with all-time school records in passing attempts (1532), while ranking second in TD passes (90), passing yards (11733), passing yards per game (325.9), completions (952) and total plays (1700), and third in total offense (11635).
  • Has 2015 (156.36) and career (141.94) passer efficiency marks that rank second and third on Cal’s single-season and career lists
  • Has 268 yards passing or more and at least two touchdown passes in 13 straight contests
  • Has twice earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors with both coming over the final three games of his 2015 junior season against Oregon State (11/14/2015) and Arizona State (11/28/2015)
  • Has twice been a team captain voted on by his teammates as a sophomore and junior
  • Has one season of eligibility remaining following the 2015 campaign but also began the season as 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)
Junior (2015)
  • Has started all 12 games for the third consecutive season
  • Voted on as a team captain by his teammates for the second straight season
  • Has helped Cal secure a winning record after a 7-5 regular season and bowl eligibility in 2015 for the first time since 2011
  • Became the first Cal quarterback to earn first-team All-Pac-12 honors since Aaron Rodgers in 2004 and was a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award
  • Has completed 316-of-492 passes for 4,252 yards with 37 touchdowns and 13 interceptions for a 156.36 passing efficiency rating in 2015, breaking his own school records in passing yards, TD passes, TDs responsible and total offense while currently four shy of his own records for completions (320, 2013), 34 for total plays (580, 2013) and 39 for passing attempts (531, 2013)
  • Leads the Pac-12 and ranks third in the nation in touchdown passes, while he is fourth nationally in passing yards per game (354.3); fifth in passing yards, total offense (355.0 ypg) and completions per game (26.33); seventh in points responsible for per game (19.2 ppg) and ninth in points responsible for (230), with all of the numbers second in the Pac-12
  • The ninth Pac-12 player to throw for 4,000 or more yards in a season
  • Led Cal to a 5-0 start that was the Golden Bears’ best since also winning its first five games in 2007 and one victory away from the school’s best since the 1950 team won its first nine contests, ranking as high as No. 19 in the Amway Coaches Poll and No. 20 in the AP Top 25 in the Week 8 national rankings to mark its highest rankings in six seasons
  • Began the season on watch lists for nearly every quarterback and player of the year award and reached as high as No. 3 on the USA Today Heisman Hot List and tied for sixth on the ESPN Heisman Watch after the Golden Bears started 5-0
  • Has 268 yards passing or more and at least two touchdown passes in all 12 contests most recently when he broke his own Cal single-game record with 542 yards passing that are the second most in a game in 2015 while adding five passing TDs and picked up another single-game school record with 573 yards of total offense with an additional career-high 31 yards on the ground including a career-long 20-yard rush while leading Cal to a 48-46 comeback victory vs. Arizona State
  • Earned Pac-12 Offensive POW honors for first time in his career and became Cal’s first conference player of the week on offense since 2009 for his performance in Cal’s 54-24 victory over Oregon State, equaling his own school record with six touchdown passes that are tied for the third most in a game in the nation in 2015 while completing 26-of-37 passes for 453 yards
  • Has totaled 300 or more passing yards in nine contests, adding 300-plus yard passing games vs. Washington State (33-45-1-390-4), at Stanford (37-54-0-386-2), at Washington (24-40-1-342-2), at Utah (25-47-5-340-2), at Oregon (18-41-329-28-80), vs. San Diego State (17-24-1-321-3) and vs. Grambling State (24-32-1-309-3)
  • Broke key all-time Cal records in games at Texas (passing yards, total offense, completions), vs. Washington State (touchdown passes) and at UCLA (passing attempts)
  • Did not throw an interception over his final 110 pass attempts and two-plus regular-season games for his longest string of the season without an interception
  • Led Cal to the most points in a half in school history (52) and equaled the school record for points in a quarter (35) in the first half in the season-opener against Grambling STate while Cal’s 73 points for the game was second in school history
  • Punted a career-high four times including a career-long 45-yarder at Texas and pinned the Longhorns inside their 20-yard line twice
  • Had a memorable play on fourth-and-four late in the win at Washington on a run in which he had originally been pushed back short of the first-down marker before eventually pasing it with the fourth-down conversion preventing the Huskies from regaining possession in a 30-24 Cal win
  • Rushed a career-high 10 times at UCLA
  • Became the 93rd player in FBS history to reach the 10,000 career yards mark in the contest against USC
  • Threw a season-long 80-yard completion to Bryce Treggs at Oregon that is the longest Cal play from the line in 2015 and the third-longest of his career
  • Had the second reception of his career for a career-long 11 yards at Stanford
  • Featured on ESPN's College Gameday with a piece entitled "Mr. Perfect"
  • Ranked No. 5 on the SF Chronicle’s list of the Bay Area’s 10 Most Exciting Athletes in September of 2015 behind only Stephen Curry, Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner and Carlos Hyde, and was the only non-professional athlete listed
  • Listed as the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the nation heading into the season 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 of 2015
  • 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
  • Selected by his teammates as a team captain for the first of two consecutive seasons
  • 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)
  • Completed 316-of-509 passes (62.1%) for single-season school marks of 3,973 yards and 35 touchdowns that were later broken in 2015 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 that was later broken in 2015 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 and the first broken in 2015
  • Helped the Cal offense to set or equal nine single-season school or modern-era records, establishing season records for passing yards (4,152) and passing touchdowns (37) that were both broken in 2015, as well as 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
  • 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, 2015, or both
  • 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 both 2014 and 2015
  • 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 mark in 2014 and then again in 2015, and the 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: 10 (at UCLA, 2015)
Rushing Yards: 31 (vs. Arizona State, 2015)
Rushing TDs: 1 (vs. Portland State, 2013)
Long Rush: 20 (vs. Arizona State, 2015)
*Pass Completions: 39 (vs. Northwestern, 2013)
*Pass Attempts: 64 (vs. Northwestern, 2013)
*Passing Yards: 542 (vs. Arizona State, 2015)
^Passing TDs: 7 (vs. Colorado, 2014)
*Long Pass: 92TD (vs. Colorado, 2014)
Interceptions: 3 (vs. Northwestern, 2013)
*Total Offense Yards: 573 (vs. Arizona State, 2015)
Receptions: 1 (twice, last vs. Stanford, 2015)
Receiving Yards: 11 (vs. Stanford, 2015)
Long Reception: 11 (vs. Stanford, 2015)
All-Purpose Yards: 31 (vs. Arizona State, 2015)
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 (twice, last at Texas, 2015)
Points: 6 (vs. Portland State, 2013)
*Cal single-game or single-play record; ^Six passing TDs in regulation Cal single-game record

Last Updated
December 9, 2015
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