Jared Goff’s journey: From Marin to his first Super Bowl

The Big Game

Marin native and Cal Alum Jared Goff is headed to his first Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams.

“Excited, you know surreal. But you know, just euphoric.”

That was Mazi Moayed’s reaction after watching his former player and Bay Area Native, Jared Goff beat the New Orleans Saints to advance to the Super Bowl.

“Texted back and forth with him and congrats and a few other words and I spoke with his parents.”

Moayed is the head football coach at Marin Catholic High School, where Goff starred from 2009 to 2013.

Goff was a three sport athlete, up to his Junior year, when he decided to quit basketball and baseball to focus on football.

“First thing I noticed is how skinny he was,” Moayed said. “He was really skinny and slight. Long arms, big frame, broad shoulders. Looked like a Water Polo player, a swimmer. He has those type of shoulders. But you watched him out on the field or on the court and you see a great athlete just making things look easy.”

Clearly, Goff has grown into that frame and then some.

From Marin Catholic, to Cal Berkeley, to the #1 pick in the NFL draft, and now to the Super Bowl, the Marin community has been supporting him every step of the way.

“He stays in touch with a lot of guys and he is who he is. that what has helped his success. He doesn’t change his colors or try to fit in. He looks to build and everyone here is proud of him and really lives in those moments with him.”

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