Cal QB Jared Goff declares for NFL draft

Cal Quarterback Jared Goff held news conference Thursday, to announce he's turning pro.

BERKELEY, Calif. (KTVU) -- Quarterback Jared Goff is headed to the NFL.

The Cal standout announced his decision during a news conference Thursday morning at the UC Berkeley campus.

Goff said he discussed his future with family, friends and coaches, and ultimately decided it was in his best interests to declare for the NFL draft and turn pro.

Goff broke dozens of records at Cal, including career touchdown passes with 96, and career passing yards at 12,220.

He played three seasons at Cal, starting as a true freshman.

The Golden Bears finished his freshman season with a 1-11 record. They just finished his junior season, with a record of 8-5, and a win against Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas.

Goff completed 25 of 37 passes for 467 yards, and 6 touchdowns. There is speculation that the 49ers could draft him. One football analyst projects him as the second-best quarterback in the draft, and a top 10 pick.