Yelm’s Brayden Platt Invited to 2024 All-American Bowl

By Jacob Dimond / jake@yelmonline.com
Posted 6/14/22

Yelm High School linebacker Brayden Platt has received an invite to the 2024 All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, following the conclusion of his senior season.

Platt, a sophomore, has started …

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Yelm’s Brayden Platt Invited to 2024 All-American Bowl

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Yelm High School linebacker Brayden Platt has received an invite to the 2024 All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, following the conclusion of his senior season.

Platt, a sophomore, has started for the Tornados since he was a freshman. He is the first football player from Thurston County to receive All-American recognition since Timberline High School’s Jonathan Stewart in 2004. He is also the first Tornado in the history of the school to receive an All-American Bowl invite.

“It’s an amazing feeling being able to watch the All-American Bowl on TV growing up, and then be a part of it,” Platt said. “Being a part of the FSP program and seeing some of the older guys be invited to the All-American Bowl, and being the first All-American from Yelm is truly an amazing honor.”

Each year, the top ranked 100 football players in each graduating class are invited to the All-American Bowl to compete against the nation’s elite and celebrate their high school careers. Since the All-American Bowl started in 2000, alumni from the game have been selected to nearly 200 NFL pro bowls.

Platt is the 88th overall ranked player in the country, according to 24/7 Sports. He ranks as the sixth overall linebacker and holds seven collegiate offers from Washington, Oregon, Cal-Berkeley, Arizona, Washington State, Utah and Michigan.

Platt was raised in an athletic family and is the youngest of four brothers to attend Yelm High School. His oldest brother, Austin, played linebacker for the Tornados and graduated in 2017. Then, his brother Derrick was a three-year starter from 2016 to 2018 as he played linebacker as well. Logan played defensive end and right guard for Yelm during his tenure at the high school, and will graduate on June 16. The youngest Platt gave a lot of credit to his older brothers for getting him to where he is now.



“I grew up watching my brothers compete and I always wanted to be as good as them,” Platt said. “Growing up with them has definitely helped me get to where I’m at today.”

Platt said his time with Ford Sports Performance has been valuable and helped him grow into a better competitor along the way.

The soon-to-be junior was thrilled to share the news with his parents once he got word.

“My parents were proud of me and proud of what football has been able to do for me. They felt blessed that I was given this opportunity and this chance,” Platt said.

Platt will once again play football for the Tornados next school year. Yelm’s first home game is scheduled for Sept. 2 against Camas High School.

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