In five seasons in a Rams uniform, former 2016 No. 1 overall winner Jared Goff has achieved a lot both on and off the field.
As Goff moves on to the next chapter of his career with the Detroit Lions, theRams.com looks back on some of the quarterback’s best moments in Horns and the community.
Thursday night football against Vikings, week 4 of the 2018 season
Goff threw football for a career high of 465 yards and five non-stop touchdowns in a thrilling 38-31 Rams win over the Vikings at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Thursday night.
His performance that day, which included a perfect passerby rating, earned him recognition as NFC Player of the Week for Week 4.
Working with professional baseball players Christian Yelich, Ryan Braun and Mike Moustakas, Mike Attanasio of the Milwaukee Brewers Ownership Group and the Southeast Ventura County YMCA, Goff helped start California Strong in November 2018 to raise funds for those affected by the borderline shoot in Thousand to collect Oaks, the Campfire in Northern California, and the Woolsey and Hill Fires in Southern California.
California Strong would transform into an ongoing charity after it became clear that this type of immediate financial assistance was needed after major disasters. At the start of the 2019 season, Goff pledged to donate $ 1,000 per touchdown, ending this year at $ 22 for a contribution of $ 22,000. According to the organization’s website, more than $ 2.1 million has been distributed to households across the state, with more than 1,125 families receiving grants.
Football versus bosses Monday night, week 11 of the 2018 season
Seven weeks after his career against the Vikings, Goff penned another standout prime-time performance against the Chiefs.
His 413 yards and four touchdowns led Los Angeles to a 54:51 win over Kansas City at the Coliseum in the highest-scoring game in Monday Night Football history.
He was also the first quarterback in Rams history to play multiple 400-yard, four-touchdown passing games, which, like the Minnesota game, earned him the NFC Attacking Player of the Week award.
Assisting Inglewood Unified School District students
Last September, Goff purchased school book packs and JG16 backpacks for 1,000 Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) students as a first step towards eliminating educational inequalities.
In addition to this initiative, he pledged to donate all proceeds from the sale of goods from his recently established apparel company JG16 on a permanent basis to support the district and to provide a corresponding donation for the proceeds. After a month the proceeds were high and Goff’s donation was enough to build the Warren Lane Elementary School Library.
In late November, he partnered with Bella + Canvas to distribute 20,000 masks to IUSD students and their families. He also worked with Lowes to distribute Christmas trees to IUSD students and their families during the holiday season.
During the season, Goff also visited IUSD’s virtual classrooms to read to the students.
Leading rams win the playoffs 12 days after thumb surgery
John Wolford started the wild card playoff game against the Seahawks earlier that year, but after a neck injury knocked him out late in the first quarter, it was up to Goff to lead the Rams offensive to victory.
Despite a thumb surgery just 12 days earlier as a result of a broken thumb sustained at the last regular season meeting against the Seahawks, Goff made 9 of 19 attempts to pass for 155 yards and a touchdown to help Los Angeles round up the division.
Work with Andrew Whitworth and partner with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to fund 2 million meals
In addition to raising awareness of educational inequalities, the economic difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic also led to increased demand for food aid for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
Goff teamed up with offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth to help, donating $ 250,000 each to fund 2 million meals through the food bank. The donations were used as main gifts for the Rams’ and KABC’s virtual “Te’LA’thon” in Los Angeles to aid Southern California’s response efforts.