Jared Goff

Jared Thomas Goff[1] (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 a first-team All-Pac-12 quarterback in 2015. He was selected by the Rams with the first overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. He started his rookie season as the backup to Case Keenum, eventually taking over as the starter during the later half of the season. In 2018, Goff helped lead the Rams to a 13–3 record and a trip to Super Bowl LIII, the franchise's first Super Bowl appearance since the 2001 season, but lost to the New England Patriots. He has been selected to two Pro Bowls.

Jared Goff
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Goff in 2016
No. 16 – Los Angeles Rams
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born:October 14, 1994 (age 24)
Novato, California
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school:Marin Catholic
(Kentfield, California)
College:California
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
TDINT:65–26
Passing yards:9,581
Completion percentage:62.1
Passer rating:94.7
Rushing yards:175
Rushing touchdowns:4
Player stats at NFL.com

Early life

Goff was born and raised in Novato, California, the son of Jerry and Nancy Goff. He also has an older sister named Lauren.[2][3] Goff grew up as a San Francisco 49ers fan and wears the number 16 as a tribute to Joe Montana, who played for the 49ers before Goff was born.[4]

Goff attended Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, California, and graduated in 2013.[5] He played for the football team, throwing 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.[6]

College career

Goff was recruited by a number of college programs and received scholarship offers from Boise State, Fresno State, and Washington State[7] before choosing to attend and play college football for the University of California, Berkeley. 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,[8] becoming the first true freshman quarterback in Cal history to start a season opener.[9]

Goff set 26 Cal records. This included passing yards (12,220), passing yards per game (329.7 ypg), touchdown passes (96), completions (977), passing attempts (1,569), total offense (12,086) and total plays (1,739). He is second, only to Aaron Rodgers on Cal's all-time list for passing efficiency (143.95).[10][11]

2013 season

Jared Goff pressured vs UCLA
Goff throws under pressure against UCLA in 2014.

Under new head coach Sonny Dykes, 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).[12] Goff finished his true freshman season with a 60.3 completion percentage with 18 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions.[13]

2014 season

In 2014, Goff was again the 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.[14] 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.[15] Goff helped lead the Golden Bears to a 5–7 season, a four-win improvement over the 2013 season.[16] He finished the 2014 season with 3,973 yards, 35 touchdowns, and a 62% completion rate, once again setting new school records.[17]

2015 season

In 2015, as a junior, Goff led the Bears to a 7–5 regular-season finish, clinching Cal's first winning season since 2011.[18] Going into the season, Goff was projected as the top quarterback for the 2016 NFL Draft by Mel Kiper Jr.[19] and Todd McShay.[20] 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.[21] 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.[22] 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.[23]

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).[24][25] He earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors.[26] He was the first Cal quarterback to earn first-team All-Pac-12 honors since Rodgers in 2004 while leading an 8–5 Cal team to a winning record and bowl game for the first time since 2011 as well as a post-season win for the first time since 2008.[10]

During Goff's time as quarterback, the Golden Bears never beat an in-state rival, going 0–9 against Stanford, UCLA, and USC, and they also went 0–3 against division rival Oregon.[27][28][29] Goff's father has been quoted as saying the lack of a marquee win bothered his son.[30] Goff majored in sociology in his time at Cal.[31]

After his junior season, Goff announced his decision to forgo his senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft.[32]

College statistics

Year Team Passing[33]
Cmp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rtg
2013 California 320 530 60.4 3,508 6.6 18 10 123.2
2014 California 316 509 62.1 3,973 7.8 35 7 147.6
2015 California 341 529 64.5 4,714 8.9 43 13 161.2
Career 977 1,568 62.3 12,195 7.8 96 30 144.0

Source:[34]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
215 lb
(98 kg)
32 34 in
(0.83 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.82 s 1.65 s 2.71 s 4.47 s 7.17 s 27 in
(0.69 m)
9 ft 2 in
(2.79 m)
36[35]
All values from NFL Combine[36]

2016 season: Rookie year

Jared Goff July 2016
Goff with the Rams during 2016 training camp

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. Jared struggled during his pre-draft interviews due to his lisp and other speech impediments.[37][38] [39] Despite not excelling at the physical tests at the NFL Scouting Combine, Goff still improved his draft stock with a strong showing in the positional drills. Goff also reportedly scored a 36 on his Wonderlic exam.[40]

On April 28, 2016, Goff was selected with the first overall pick by the Los Angeles Rams in the 2016 NFL Draft.[41] The Rams had traded up in the first round and acquired the first pick from the Tennessee Titans. Goff, Roman Gabriel, and Terry Baker share the distinction of being the only quarterbacks drafted by the Rams in the first round of the NFL Draft as a Los Angeles-based franchise.[42] On June 9, 2016, Goff signed a four-year deal worth $27.9 million in money guaranteed[43] including an $18.6 million signing bonus.[44]

On November 15, Goff was named the Rams' starting quarterback for the game against the Miami Dolphins after spending the first nine games as the backup to veteran quarterback Case Keenum.[45] Goff then started the final seven games of the season. 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.[46] The following week against the New Orleans Saints, 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. Goff finished the game with 20-of-32 completed pass attempts for 214 yards and three touchdowns and one interception in a 21–49 loss.[47]

In Week 14, Goff had 24 completions out of 41 pass attempts for 235 yards and two interceptions in a 42–14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. In addition, he had his first career rushing touchdown on a two-yard run in the fourth quarter.[48]

In his rookie season, Goff made seven starts. The Rams lost each of those games finishing with an overall record of 4–12.[49] He completed 112-of-205 passes for 1,089 yards, five passing touchdowns, and seven interceptions while also rushing for 16 yards and a touchdown.[50]

2017 season: First playoff appearance and Pro Bowl

Goff entered the season with a new head coach in Sean McVay.[51] During Week 1, he completed 21-of-29 passes for 306 yards and a touchdown in a 46–9 win over the Indianapolis Colts.[52] Goff's performance against the Colts marked his first career game with at least 300 passing yards. In Week 3 against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Football, Goff completed 22-of-28 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Rams to a narrow 41–39 win over the 49ers.[53] In Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys, Goff completed 21-of-36 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns as the Rams won 35–30.[54] In Week 5 against the Seattle Seahawks, Goff notably struggled as he had two interceptions, no touchdowns, 288 yards, and a 46.8 completion percentage for a 48.9 passer rating as the Rams lost 10–16.[55] In Week 6, Goff only threw 124 yards and a touchdown to tight end Gerald Everett against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Rams 27–17 victory despite having an 86.2 passer rating.[56] In Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals at Twickenham Stadium, Goff passed for 235 yards, a touchdown, and an interception, as the Rams shutout the Cardinals 33–0.[57] During Week 9 against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, Goff finished with 311 passing yards and four touchdowns as the Rams won by a score of 51–17, earning him NFC Offensive Player of the Week.[58] During Week 10 against the Houston Texans, Goff finished with 355 passing yards and 3 touchdowns as the Rams won 33–7. In the game, he threw a 94-yard touchdown pass to Robert Woods.[59] During Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints, Goff finished with 354 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and an interception as the Rams won 26–20.[60] In Week 14, Goff played against the Philadelphia Eagles, going up against 2016 2nd overall pick Carson Wentz. Although passing 16-of-26 attempts, 199 yards, and two passing touchdowns, he fumbled the ball for a last minute 43–35 loss.[61] Goff, even though only throwing for 120 yards, completing 14-of-21 attempts, and two touchdowns in Week 15 against the Seahawks, his team would still win in a huge 42–7 victory.[61] During Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans, Goff finished with 301 passing yards and 4 touchdowns[62] as the Rams won 27–23 and clinched the NFC West for the first time since 2003.[63] Goff sat out Week 17 as a result of this.[64]

On January 6, 2018, Goff played in his first playoff game. He threw for 259 yards and completed 24-of-45 passes with one touchdown in a 26–13 Wild Card Round loss to the Atlanta Falcons.[65] Overall, in the 2017 season, Goff showed significant improvement from his rookie season, with 3,804 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.[66] He led the league in yards per pass completion with 12.9.[67] On January 22, 2018, he was named to his first Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Carson Wentz.[68] He was ranked the 38th best player in the league by his peers for the 2017 season.

2018 season: Super Bowl appearance

Jared Goff 2018
Goff in 2018

Goff started the 2018 season with 233 passing yards and two passing touchdowns in a 33–13 win over Oakland Raiders season opener on Monday Night Football, followed by back-to-back 354 yard games in wins over Arizona Cardinals and the cross-town rival Los Angeles Chargers.[69][70][71] In the Chargers game, he also had a career best 80.5% completion percentage on 29–36 passing for three touchdowns and one interception.[72] During Week 4, on Thursday Night Football in a 38–31 victory over the against the Minnesota Vikings, Goff threw for a career-high 465 yards, with five touchdowns, on 26 completions in 33 attempts, and finished with a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3. Goff's performance set the record for most passing yards and attempts while maintaining a perfect passer rating, surpassing Ken O'Brien's 32 attempts for 431 yards in 1986.[73] For his performance in Week 4, he was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.[74] He was later named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September.[75] Against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 11, Goff threw for over 400 yards and four touchdowns as the Rams defeated the Chiefs 54–51 on Monday Night Football in the third-highest-scoring NFL game in history.[76] In Week 14 against the Chicago Bears, Goff threw for 180 yards, no touchdowns, and a career-high four interceptions as the Rams lost 15–6.[77] Goff ended the season by throwing four touchdown passes in a 48–32 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, and finished 2018 with 4,688 yards, the second-highest single-season total in franchise history, and his 32 touchdown passes were the third-highest total among Ram quarterbacks, trailing only Hall of Famer Kurt Warner in both categories.[78][79][80] He was selected to his second straight Pro Bowl for his performance in 2018.[81] The Rams finished with a 13–3 record and made the playoffs with a first-round bye as the #2 seed.[82] In the Divisional Round against the Dallas Cowboys, he finished with 186 passing yards as the Rams won 30–22.[83] In the NFC Championship against the New Orleans Saints, he passed for 297 yards, one touchdown, and one interception as the Rams defeated the Saints in overtime by a score of 26–23.[84] Goff and the Rams advanced to Super Bowl LIII to face off against the New England Patriots. In the game, Goff completed 19 of 38 passes for 229 yards and threw a costly interception to Stephon Gilmore late in the fourth quarter of the 13–3 loss. The Rams tied the 1971 Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI for the fewest points in Super Bowl history in the loss.[85]

NFL statistics

Regular season

Los Angeles Rams
Season Passing Rushing
Year GP GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2016 7 7 112 205 54.6 1,089 5.3 5 7 63.6 8 16 2.0 1
2017 15 15 296 477 62.1 3,804 8.0 28 7 100.5 28 51 1.8 1
2018 16 16 364 561 64.9 4,688 8.4 32 12 101.1 43 108 2.5 2
Career 38 38 772 1,243 62.1 9,581 7.7 65 26 94.7 79 175 2.2 4

Source:[86]

Postseason

Los Angeles Rams
Season Passing Rushing
Year GP GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2017 1 1 24 45 53.3 259 5.8 1 0 77.9 0 0 0
2018 3 3 59 106 55.7 672 6.3 1 2 70.2 9 22 2.4 0
Career 4 4 83 151 55.0 931 6.2 2 2 72.5 9 22 2.4 0

Awards

  • NFC Champion (2018)
  • Pro Bowl – (2017, 2018)
  • PFWA Most Improved Player of the Year (2017)[87]
  • FedEx Air Player of the Week – Week 16, 2017[88]
  • NFC Offensive Player of the Week – 2017 (Week 9), 2018 (Week 4)
  • NFC Offensive Player of the Month – September 2018

Personal life

Goff's father, Jerry Goff, is a former Major League Baseball player.[3] In 2016, Goff appeared as a guest for the Outdoor Channel's Gridiron Outdoors, which is hosted by former Cal football quarterback Mike Pawlawski.[89] He also has an enzyme deficiency that doesn't allow his body to break down proteins. Among the difficulties this creates is that he is unable to process red meat.[90]

See also

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External links

2013 California Golden Bears football team

The 2013 California Golden Bears football team represented the University of California, Berkeley in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bears were led by first year head coach Sonny Dykes and played their home games at Memorial Stadium. As members of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference, the Bears finished with the worst record in the Pac-12 Conference having won no conference games and only won 1 game throughout the entire season, none against FBS opponents. This marked as Cal Football's worst season in its 128-year history. During the season, the team was featured on The Drive, a weekly documentary series on the Pac-12 Network.

2015 Armed Forces Bowl (December)

The 2015 Armed Forces Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game played on December 29, 2015 at Amon G. Carter Stadium on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. The 13th edition of the Armed Forces Bowl featured the California Golden Bears of the Pac-12 Conference against the Air Force Falcons of the Mountain West Conference. It began at 2:03 p.m. CST and aired on ESPN. It was one of the 2015–16 bowl games that concluded the 2015 FBS football season. Sponsored by aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin, it was officially known as the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl.

2017 Los Angeles Rams season

The 2017 Los Angeles Rams season was the franchise's 80th season in the National Football League, the 81st overall, the 51st in the Greater Los Angeles Area and the first under new head coach Sean McVay as well as a new coaching staff. The Rams improved on their 4–12 record from the previous season. With a win over the Arizona Cardinals, the Rams ended a decade-long drought and clinched their first winning season since 2003 and first playoff appearance since 2004, when the club was based in St. Louis. The team played a game in London, England at Twickenham Stadium against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 7 as one of the NFL London Games.

For the second consecutive year, the Rams started out in first place in the NFC West with a 3–1 record. The Los Angeles Rams also scored 107 points in the first three games of the season, the second highest in franchise history and a league leader. Furthermore, the team went from being dead last in total offense the previous season with an NFL-low 224 points to becoming the highest scoring team in the league in 2017 with an average of 29.9 points per game and 478 total points scored - tops in both categories. On Christmas Eve, the Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans 27–23 in a Super Bowl XXXIV rematch to clinch the NFC West for the first time since 2003 and their first playoff berth since 2004. This was also their first division title as the Los Angeles Rams since the 1985 season. Their promising season came to a end as they were defeated by the No. 6 seed and defending NFC Champions, the Atlanta Falcons, 13–26 in the Wild Card Round. Coincidentally in the Rams' last playoff game in 2005, they were also beaten by the Falcons.

2018 Los Angeles Rams season

The 2018 Los Angeles Rams season was the franchise's 81st in the National Football League, their 82nd overall, their 52nd in the Greater Los Angeles Area and their second under head coach Sean McVay.

The Rams improved on their 11–5 record from the 2017 season, which ended the franchise's 12-year playoff drought. Los Angeles was victorious in its first eight games of the season (the team's best start since 1969) before the Rams suffered their first loss to the Saints in Week 9.

After defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 54–51 in Week 11 in the third highest-scoring game in NFL history, and a 30–16 victory over the Detroit Lions in Week 13, the Rams clinched the NFC West for the second consecutive year, giving Los Angeles its first back-to-back division titles since the 1978 and 1979 seasons. With that victory, the Rams clinched consecutive playoff berths for the first time since the 2003 and 2004 seasons, when the franchise was based in St. Louis. Following wins over the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers in the final two weeks, the Rams ended the regular season tied with New Orleans for the NFL's best record at 13–3. The 13 regular season victories was tied for the second-most in franchise history and is the most-ever wins in a season for a Los Angeles-based professional football team.

The Rams started their playoff run by defeating the Dallas Cowboys 30–22 in the Divisional round, their first home playoff win in Los Angeles since 1985 and their first home playoff win since 2001 against the Packers while they were based in St. Louis. This would be their first NFC Championship Game appearance since 2001, and their first as the Los Angeles Rams since 1989 (and first while playing at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum since 1979). The Rams then defeated the number 1 seed New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game 26–23 in overtime, a game which featured a controversial no-call on an apparent pass interference by Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman. By defeating the Saints, the Rams advanced to Super Bowl LIII, where they faced the New England Patriots. The two teams previously met in Super Bowl XXXVI, in which the Patriots defeated the then-St. Louis Rams 20–17. This is the Rams' first Super Bowl appearance since that game and first based in Los Angeles since Super Bowl XIV in 1979. Playing at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, the Rams lost to the Patriots 13–3 in the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in NFL history.

2018 Pro Bowl

The 2018 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's all-star game for the 2017 season, which was played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on January 28, 2018. For the first time since 2008, the game started during afternoon hours instead of primetime hours for U.S. Mainland viewers with a 3:00 PM ET start. It marked the second year the game was played in Orlando. It was televised nationally by ESPN and simulcasted on ABC. The roster was announced on December 19 on NFL Network. The AFC team won the game 24–23, the second straight year the Pro Bowl was won by the AFC.

Armed Forces Bowl

The Armed Forces Bowl, formerly the Fort Worth Bowl from 2003 to 2005, is an annual postseason college football bowl game played in the 44,008-seat Amon G. Carter Stadium on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. First played in 2003, the game features teams from a variety of collegiate football conferences; in addition, the independent United States Military Academy (Army) is also eligible to participate. Since 2014, the game has been sponsored by Lockheed Martin and officially known as the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. Previous sponsors include Bell Helicopter (2006–2013) and PlainsCapital Bank (2003–2004).

The contest is one of 14 bowls produced by ESPN Events (previously ESPN Regional Television) and has been televised annually on ESPN since its inception. Armed Forces Insurance is the official Insurance Partner of the Armed Forces Bowl and has sponsored the Great American Patriot Award, presented at halftime at the bowl, since 2006.

California Golden Bears football statistical leaders

The California Golden Bears football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the California Golden Bears football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Golden Bears represent the University of California, Berkeley in the NCAA's Pac-12 Conference.

Although California began competing in intercollegiate football in 1886, the school's official record book generally does not include entries from before the 1940s, as records from earlier times are often incomplete and inconsistent.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since the 1940s, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Golden Bears have played in nine bowl games since this decision, giving many recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.

California's 11 highest seasons in total offensive output have all come since 2003 under head coaches Jeff Tedford and Sonny Dykes. The 4 seasons under coach Dykes have been Cal's four highest passing yards seasons in school history, leading to quarterbacks Jared Goff and Davis Webb putting up unprecedented passing totals.These lists are updated through the end of the 2016 season.

Derwin James

Derwin Alonzo James Jr. (born August 3, 1996) is an American football safety for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State. He was drafted by the Chargers in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Kyle Boller

Kyle Bryan Boller (born June 17, 1981) is a former American football quarterback. After playing college football for California, he was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round (19th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played for the Ravens from 2003 to 2008, the St. Louis Rams in 2009, and the Oakland Raiders from 2010 to 2011.

List of California Golden Bears starting quarterbacks

The following individuals have started in games at the quarterback position for the California Golden Bears football team, updated from 1961 through 2018.

List of Los Angeles Rams first-round draft picks

The Los Angeles Rams, a professional American football team based in Los Angeles, joined the National Football League (NFL) as Cleveland Rams in 1937. The Rams began playing in 1936 as a charter member of the second American Football League. Although the NFL granted membership to the same owner, the NFL considers it a separate entity. In 1946, Rams' owner Dan Reeves, fed up with poor attendance at Cleveland Stadium, moved the Rams to Los Angeles, and the team played there from 1946 to 1979. Before his death in 1979, later Rams owner Carroll Rosenbloom planned a move within the Los Angeles metropolitan area to Anaheim, using the venue now known as Angel Stadium, and his widow and successor Georgia Frontiere went through with the move in 1980, with the team still officially representing Los Angeles. The Rams moved to St. Louis in 1995 and renamed the team St. Louis Rams. In January 2016, the Rams and the NFL announced that the team would return to Los Angeles. The team now plays in its original L.A. venue, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, while awaiting the 2020 opening of its new stadium in suburban Inglewood.The Rams first participated in the 1938 NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting, more commonly known as the NFL Draft. The Rams did have a 1937 pick, but it was picked by the NFL for an expansion team and later the Rams were later admitted into the league before the 1937 season. Every year during April, each NFL franchise seeks to add new players to its roster through the NFL Draft. Teams are ranked in inverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, and the second–worst picking second and so on. The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.The Rams' first selection as an NFL team was Johnny Drake, a fullback from Purdue in 1937. The Rams have selected the number one overall five times, drafting Corbett Davis in 1938, Billy Cannon in 1960, Terry Baker in 1963, Orlando Pace in 1997, and Sam Bradford in 2010 The Rams have drafted second overall seven times and the third overall two times. Five eventual Hall of Famers were selected by the Rams: Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch, Merlin Olsen, Tom Mack, Jack Youngblood, and Eric Dickerson. The team's most recent first round selections are Greg Robinson, an offensive tackle from Auburn, Aaron Donald, a defensive tackle from Pittsburgh, Todd Gurley, a running back from Georgia, and Jared Goff, a quarterback from California.

List of Los Angeles Rams starting quarterbacks

These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. The Rams were formerly known as the St. Louis Rams and the Cleveland Rams. The players are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the Rams.

Los Angeles Rams statistics

This page details statistics about the Los Angeles Rams American football franchise, formerly the St. Louis Rams and the Cleveland Rams.

Marin Catholic High School

Marin Catholic High School (familiarly known as MC) is a Roman Catholic college preparatory school located in unincorporated Kentfield in Marin County, California. The school is owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Sean Mannion (American football)

Sean Thomas Mannion (born April 25, 1992) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Oregon State and was the Beavers' starting quarterback from 2011 to 2014. He was drafted by the Rams in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft.

Sonny Dykes

Daniel "Sonny" Dykes (born November 9, 1969) is a record-setting American football coach and a former college baseball player. He is the head football coach at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Dykes previously served as an offensive analyst for TCU (2017) and as the head football coach at University of California, Berkeley for four seasons (2013–16) and Louisiana Tech University for three seasons (2010–12). In 2013 Dykes set an all-time record by coaching the single worst defense in the history of college football.

Dykes began his career as a high school baseball and football coach in Texas, then moved up to the junior college and college level as an assistant football coach, including stints with Kentucky, Texas Tech, and Arizona. In 2010, Dykes became a head college football coach for the first time at Louisiana Tech. After a 5–7 record in his first season, Dykes led Louisiana Tech to an 8–5 record in 2011 with a Western Athletic Conference title and followed that with a 9–3 record in 2012. Dykes then became head coach at California in 2013.

After coaching Cal football to its worst season (1–11) in program history in 2013, Dykes improved to 5–7 in 2014 and then to an 8–5 record and Armed Forces Bowl victory in 2015. He finished the 2016 season with 5–7 record, his third losing season in four years at California, culminating in him being fired in January 2017.

Steve Bartkowski

Steven Joseph Bartkowski (born November 12, 1952) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) who played for the Atlanta Falcons (1975–1985) and the Los Angeles Rams (1986).

Super Bowl LIII

Super Bowl LIII was an American football game between the three-time defending American Football Conference (AFC) champions New England Patriots and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Los Angeles Rams to determine the champion of the National Football League (NFL) for the 2018 season. The Patriots defeated the Rams by the score of 13–3, tying the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl championships with six. The game was played on February 3, 2019 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, the first time the Super Bowl had been played at that stadium. It was a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI, in which the Patriots, led by head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, defeated the Rams, who played in St. Louis at the time, 20–17, and won their first Super Bowl. This was the third Super Bowl in Atlanta, which previously hosted Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994 and Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000, both at the Georgia Dome.

The Patriots had advanced to play in their third consecutive Super Bowl, their fourth in five years, their record 11th overall, and ninth under the Belichick–Brady head coach–quarterback tandem. The Patriots were only the third team overall to play in three consecutive Super Bowls, after the 1990–93 Buffalo Bills who competed in four straight from Super Bowl XXV through Super Bowl XXVIII, and the 1971–73 Miami Dolphins who appeared in Super Bowl VI through Super Bowl VIII. The Patriots also became the first team since the 1993 Bills to return to the Super Bowl after losing the previous one. The Rams made their fourth Super Bowl appearance in franchise history, their first appearance in the Super Bowl since moving back to Los Angeles in 2016, and their first as a franchise since Super Bowl XXXVI.

The game marked the first Super Bowl appearance of a team based in Los Angeles since the Raiders' victory at the end of the 1983 season and the 13th meeting in a major sports championship between the city and Greater Boston, which includes the previous fall's World Series in which the Boston Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers and 11 NBA Finals matchups between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, a historic rivalry in the NBA.

Super Bowl LIII was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history, eclipsing the previous record of 14–7 held by Super Bowl VII, the lowest scoring NFL Championship game since the 1949 game, when the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Los Angeles Rams 14–0, and the first Super Bowl with no touchdowns scored by either team in the first three quarters. The Patriots became the second winning team to score only one touchdown (either offensive, defensive, or special teams), tying the previous record by the New York Jets in Super Bowl III, while the Rams became only the second losing team to not score a touchdown, tying the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI. Super Bowl LIII was also the first since Super Bowl 50 in which neither team threw a touchdown pass. The Patriots became the first team to win the Super Bowl after losing the preceding Super Bowl since the 1972 Miami Dolphins, who won Super Bowl VII after losing Super Bowl VI, and only the third overall.

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who caught 10 passes for 141 yards, was named Super Bowl MVP.The broadcast of the game on CBS had the smallest Super Bowl audience in 10 years. The halftime show was headlined by U.S. pop group Maroon 5, joined by rappers Big Boi and Travis Scott as guests.

Zach Kline

Zach Kline is a Canadian football quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos

of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played at the University of California, Berkeley, Butte College, Indiana State University, returned to the University of California, Berkeley, and as a graduate transfer at Fresno State.

Kline was the nationally ranked no 2 ranked pro-style quarterback in the 2012 high school class. Kline committed to play for Jeff Tedford at the University of California, Berkeley, where he enrolled early at the start of 2012. Kline redshirted during the 2012 season, after which Jeff Tedford was fired. Kline lost the ensuing quarterback competition to Jared Goff under new Cal head coach Sonny Dykes. After Cal went 1–11 during the 2013 season, Kline elected to transfer.

Despite brief news of Kline transferring to Oregon State, an internal PAC-12 transfer blocked by Sonny Dykes, Kline enrolled in Oroville's Butte College for the 2014 season.After the 2014 season at Butte College, Kline transferred to Div 1 FCS Indiana State University, where he was backup quarterback for the 2015 season; he appeared in 3 games. Following the 2015 season, Kline returned to the University of California Berkeley in pursuit of his degree. Following the departure of offensive coordinator Tony Franklin, Kline rejoined the Cal Football Team for 2016 spring practices.

During the 2016 Cal Spring Game, Kline was 15–16 for 202 yards with 2 touchdowns. However, Cal took graduate transfer Davis Webb as their starter for the 2016 season. Kline graduated with a degree in English in summer 2016, and transferred to Fresno State University where he played for Tim DeRuyter before his firing.

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