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NFL Star QB Jared Goff Tricks Unsuspecting College Football Team

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Watch Jared Goff pull off an epic prank on the Ventura College football team.
By Paul YoffePublished on
Jared Goff is the star quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams, but for one magical spring day, he was a transfer named Dreaj Foge (pronounced Dray) into the Ventura College football team in Southern California, a powerhouse program in the JUCO ranks.
How, you ask?
In what could go down as the football prank of the year, Goff and the coaching staff at Ventura College tricked the team into believing he was the hotshot newcomer eyeing the starting QB job, which would break the hearts of the team’s actual quarterbacks looking to get four-year rides. Needless to say, the real QBs on the roster were none too pleased!
Jared Goff.
Jared Goff
When Goff began slinging balls all over the field in 7-on-7 drills, the real drama started.
Watch the video above to see how the prank unfolded.
Head Coach Steven Mooshagian and director of football operations Robert Mooshagian (yes, a father/son duo!), were obviously in on the prank and had the players fooled hook, line and sinker. The alibi for the presence of cameras was that a “documentary on juco football was being shot.” Well played! As a sidenote, in eight years at the helm of the team, Coach Mooshagian has helped 174 student-athletes move on to the four-year level. They have won four consecutive conference championships and 16 titles overall.
Jared Goff.
Jared Goff
Goff also deserves an Oscar for playing the role of an obnoxious transfer who thinks he’s better than everyone.
“Are you the punter?” he asked one unsuspecting player.
“No, I’m the quarterback,” was the response in a very awkward moment for the real QB, but super hilarious for us watching at home.
Jared Goff pranks football team at Ventura College.
Jared Goff
Goff went undercover with a hairy mole on his cheek, a wig and a set of tattoos on what otherwise is a clean, un-tatted body. On one side of his neck there was a big star (super cheesy), and on the other side was the motto of his high school (a nice, subtle nod to his alma mater). On his arm was an image of his high school mascot. Why Dreaj Foge as his name? Dreaj is an anagram of Jared. Foge because … well, why not.
Jared Goff post-prank with the football team at Ventura College.
Jared Goff post-prank with the football team at Ventura College
Goff, who was the first player picked in the 2016 NFL Draft, led the Rams to the playoffs in 2017 after a 13-year drought. The NFL's Most Improved Player had a breakout season with 3,804 passing yards and 28 touchdowns, while leading the league in yards per pass completion with 12.9.
Some might remember when Chicago Cubs baseball star Kris Bryant transferred into a community college back in 2016 to prank a team. This follows that same juicy plot. If you haven’t seen it, you simply must. You’re welcome.