|Hometown:||Lich, Hesse, Germany|
|High School:||Liebigschule Gieben|
2010: Appeared in all five of the Hawks' junior varsity games as a freshman.
Prep: Lettered in football in Germany 2006-2008... All-State... 2008 Hesse state championship... played as a foreign exchange student at Sweet Water HS in 2005.
Personal: Is the son of Harald Georg and Astrid Platen... has two brothers, Tobias and Sebastian... is majoring in Art.