All the hope in Los Angeles surrounding the Rams making a trip to the 2019 Super Bowl is hanging on the shoulders of the 2016 National Football League Draft first overall pick, Jared Goff. The quarterback, who made his first Pro Bowl appearance in 2017, after which he got awarded that year’s Professional Football Writer’s Association most improved player, is looking to continue his meteoric rise in the league and enshrine his name among the best.
Jared Goff Bio (Age)
Goff was born Jared Thomas Goff, the second of two children to Nancy and Jerry Goff, a former pro athlete, on the 14th of October, 1994, in Novato, California where he was raised. From a young age, Goff actively played several sports – baseball, football, and soccer. However, it was until he enrolled at Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, California, that he began to focus mainly on America’s favorite sport.
As a part of the school’s football team for three seasons, Jared Goff completed 477 of 767 passes in a completion rate of 62.2% for 7,687 yards. He further managed 93 touchdowns with 18 interceptions as his side kept an overall record of 39–4 on their way to one North Coast Section crown and three MCAL championships.
After completing his high school, Goff was highly recruited by a number of college programs from around the United States, but he chose to stay in the sunshine state to attend his father’s alma mater, University of California, Berkeley. As a true freshman in 2013, Goff was named starting quarterback for his school’s season opener, becoming the first true freshman to do so in Berkely history. He went on to start all his team’s twelve games that season, setting school single-season records in various categories, including passing yards, yardage gained, passes completed, and passes attempted even though the team finished with an abysmal record of 1–11.
In his second season, Jared Goff continued to show improvement in his game as he once again set new school records while helping his team achieve a better 5–7 record. As a junior, Goff propelled his team to its first winning season as they finished with a 7–5 record while he earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors. After that season, Goff announced he was forgoing the final year of college to enter the draft. In his three-year college football career, he completed 977 of 1,569 passes for 12,220 passing yards with 96 touchdowns and 30 interceptions before joining the Los Angeles Rams who selected him with the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
His Sister and Family
Jared Goff has a very close relationship with his family, specifically his mother Nancy who accompanies her son on several trips and sister Lauren who attended the University of California, Berkeley and has in the past, been mistaken to be her brother’s girlfriend.
As discussed above, Goff’s father, Jerry, who attended Berkeley like his son, was a professional athlete. But unlike his son, he played baseball instead of football. Jerry, who played primarily as a catcher, was a third-round selection by the Seattle Mariners in the 1986 Major League Baseball Draft where he was selected with the 63rd overall pick. He went on to play for other teams such as The Montreal Expos, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Houston Astros in both the minors and majors before calling time on his career to become a firefighter in Novato, California.
Wife or Girlfriend, Is Jared Goff Married?
Jared Goff is not married and we are not sure he is actively dating anyone, so there is no girlfriend to report about. Goff prefers to keep things about that particular aspect of his life private as he has not been spotted with any lady in recent time and barely even talks about it.
The last time he openly talked about his love life was in an interview with ESPN’s Sam Alipour in August 2018 when he said he doesn’t have a girlfriend while responding to a question regarding him starting a family in Los Angeles. Prior to that, in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel on draft night in 2016, Goff confirmed he was not seeing anyone and was more interested in being the best player he could be.
Height, Weight, and Other Facts
Birth Name: Jared Thomas Goff
Date of Birth: October 14, 1994
Place of Birth: Novato, California
Height: 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m)
Weight: 222 pounds (101 kg)