Peyton Manning came off the bench in his first game at Tennessee in 1994 and made three handoffs before sitting for the rest of the afternoon. Colin Kaepernick didn’t start until the fifth game of the season as a freshman in 2007 at Nevada.
Those two NFL stars are among a long list of college quarterbacks whose names rank below Cal’s Jared Goff among freshmen with the most passing yards in their team’s first two games.
No one matches Goff’s total of 935 yards.
Not Andrew Luck from Stanford, Robert Griffin III of Baylor nor reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, now a sophomore at Texas A&M.
Not Cal legend Joe Kapp, who never passed for 935 yards in any full season at Berkeley.
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