Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff pranks junior college team

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff may be a huge star and a familiar face to football fans all over, but for one junior college practice, he was an anonymous transfer named Dreaj Foge (pronounced Dray).

Ventura College  in Southern California, is a powerhouse program in the JUCO ranks and now the site of what may be the best football prank of the year. Goff and Ventura College head coach Steven Mooshagian along with Director of Football Operations Robert Mooshagian (yep, father/son duo) and Red Bull, cooked up the scheme which had the team truly believing that Goff was a hot shot newcomer eyeing the starting QB job.

On a team with three quarterbacks looking to get four-year rides, Goff, disguised as junior college transfer Dreaj Foge (Dreaj is an anagram of Jared), was not a welcome addition to practice.

The cameras on hand were there supposedly filming a documentary on junior college football. Goff came on to the field decked out 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. On his arm was an image of his high school mascot.

Then Goff starts throwing footballs in 7-on-7 drills, missing wildly but playing the arrogant, obnoxious transfer to a tee. At one point, he turns to one of the quarterbacks and asks: “Are you the punter?”

Finally, he starts throwing like the starting Rams quarterback that he is and the mood on the team changes. When coach Mooshagian finally reveals who his new transfer really is, the banter is great to watch. Goff seemed to have fun with it all and, most importantly, he didn’t blow his cover while delivering some pretty funny lines throughout the whole thing.

Interestingly, 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.

 

 

Roger Kelly
Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.
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