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Jared Goff, currently playing as the quarterback for Detroit Lions of the National Football League, is one of the successful footballers of this generation. While the recent seasons have not been to the mark, his performance with the Los Angeles Rams has been always impeccable. Despite being one of the top stars in NFL, the quarterback has always managed to keep his personal life under wraps. Here are some interesting facts about him that will blow your mind:

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  1.  Goff donated $250,000 to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, in a form of support during the corona virus pandemic in March 2020.
  2.  In 2019, he launched his own clothing line named “JG16,” available in the official store www.jg16.store. The proceeds from the entire apparel line foes to underserved schools for their needs like meals, learning tools, among other programs for the students.
  3.  During the 2020 season he suffered a broken thumb during the game with Seattle Seahawks, which led to him missing the season finale with Arizona Cardinals.
  4.  His performance in the game against Minnesota Vikings, in the 2018 season, set the record for most passing yards and attempts, while also maintaining a perfect passer rating.
  5.  In the game, with 465 yards, and five touchdowns, on 26 completions in 33 attempts, he surpassed the record set by Ken O’Brien – 32 attempts for 431 yards in 1986.
  6.  However, his record for pass attempts was tied by Deshuan Watson, the very next year, who also broke his record for pass completions with 28 of his own.
  7.  Jared Thomas Goff was born on October 14, 1994 to Jerry Goff and Nancy Goff in San Rafael, California. He has an older sister named Lauren.
  8.  His father was a former Major League Baseball player. Since childhood he has been a San Francisco 49ers fan and wears number 16 as a tribute to Joe Montana.
  9.  He has always been open about his enzyme deficiency disorder that makes it difficult for his body to process and break down proteins, especially red meat.
  10.  Being raised in Novato, California, he went to Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, California, where he was in the football team.
  11.  In three varsity seasons at Marin Catholic, he threw 7687 yards and 93 touchdowns with 18 interceptions.
  12.  Following his successful career in high school, he was recruited by several college programs and even received scholarship offers from Washington State, Fresno State and Boise State.
  13.  He decided to enroll to the University of California, Berkeley, in January 2013, and joined the Golden Bears for 2013 spring practices.
  14.  For the 2013 season, Goff was named as the starting quarterback, becoming the first true freshman quarterback in the history of Cal, to start as a season opener.
  15.  During his time at the Cal, he had set 26 records including passing yards, touchdown passes, completions, and passing yards per game, total offense, passing attempts, and total plays.
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  17.  In the history of Cal’s, Goff is second only to Aaron Rodgers, in the all-time list for passing efficiency with 143.95.
  18.  He earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors, in the year 2015, becoming the first Cal quarterback to earn first-team All-Pac-12 honors, since Rodgers in 2004.
  19.  Following his decision to forgo senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft, most analysts projected Goff to be selected in the early first round of the draft.
  20.  On April 28, 2016, Goff was selected with the first overall pick by the Los Angeles Rams in the 2016 NFL Draft, making him one of the only three quarterbacks drafted by the Rams in the first round as a Los Angeles-based franchise.
  21.  Goff signed a four year deal on June 9, 2016 worth $27.9 million, including an $18.6 million signing bonus. For his first nine games, he was the backup to veteran quarterback Case Keenum.
  22.  In 2019 he agreed to a four-year extension worth $134 million with around $110 million guaranteed, making it the most guaranteed money in a contract, in the history of NFL, at that time.
  23.  He was first named as the starting quarterback for the Rams game against Miami Dolphins on November 15, 2016, following which he started the final seven games of the season.
  24.  His first professional victory was in the 2017 season in the 46-9 wining game against the Indianapolis Colts, which also marked his first career game with at least 300 passing yards.
  25.  Goff was named to his first Pro Bowl on January 22, 2018, as an injury replacement for Carson Wentz. For the 2017 season, he was ranked the 38th best player in the league.
  26.  Despite being such a good player in reality, he is allegedly not that great in “Madden,” as his Cal teammate Steven Moore claims that Goff can't read defenses in the video game, as good as he can in person.
  27.  He was featured as a guest for the Outdoor Channel's “Gridiron Outdoors,” which is hosted by former Cal football quarterback Mike Pawlawski, in the year 2016.
  28.  He has been dating Christen Harper, an aspiring actress and model since October 2019. She can be often seen in his matches, cheering him, while donning Rams merchandise.
  29.  During the game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2019 season, he tied the record for completions in a regular season game with 45, same as the Drew Bledsoe’s performance against the Minnesota Vikings in 1994.
  30.  He also holds the Rams franchise record for most pass attempts in a single game with 68 attempts during the same game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 29, 2019.
  31.  Goff and two first round picks were traded to the Detroit Lions on March 18, 2021, in exchange for Matthew Stafford and a third round pick.
  32.  Jared Goff Net Worth: $20 Million

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