Cal quarterback Jared Goff will enter the NFL draft, he announced Thursday.
Goff, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound junior out of Novato, California, passed for 4,719 yards with 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions and a completion percentage of 64.5 in 2015. He completed 25 of 37 passes for 467 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions against Air Force on Tuesday at the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, setting Cal bowl game and Armed Forces Bowl records.
Goff's six touchdown passes Tuesday tied for the second-most touchdown passes thrown in a bowl game, joining Connor Halliday, Geno Smith and Chuck Long. With 43 TD passes in 2015, he broke the Pac-12's single-season touchdown pass record, which was previously held by Oregon's Marcus Mariota, who had 42 in 2014.
After going 1-11 in the 2013 season, during which he became the first true freshman QB in Cal history to start a season opener, Goff led the Bears to an 8-5 record in 2015, the program's best finish in six years. Cal finished fourth in the Pac-12 North at 4-5, and Goff shared first-team all-conference honors with Washington State quarterback Luke Falk.
ESPN's Todd McShay projects Goff as the second-best quarterback in the 2016 draft class, behind Memphis' Paxton Lynch. Goff is No. 10 on the Big Board of ESPN's Mel Kiper, who cites Goff's "special arm," "good movement" and "anticipation."
Information from ESPN's Chantel Jennings was used in this report.