Dec 31, 2015 4:04 PM by Associated Press
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - California quarterback Jared Goff is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
He announced his decision Thursday, two days after capping his stellar career by throwing six touchdown passes in a bowl victory against Air Force.
Goff is widely considered to be one of the top two quarterbacks eligible for the draft and is projected as a high first-round pick. He is the first Cal quarterback to leave early for the NFL since Aaron Rodgers following the 2004 season.
Goff is the career leader at Cal in just about every significant statistic for quarterbacks. He broke Marcus Mariota's Pac-12 season record for touchdown passes by throwing his 43rd in the 55-36 win over Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl.
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