Brayden Bapst - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#96 Brayden Bapst Season 2023-24


Class Graduate
Height 6'8"
Weight 275
Hometown Washington, D.C.
High School St. John's College

NIL on Opendorse

As a Graduate (2023) 
• Saw game action in the win over Hawai’i
• SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

As a Senior (2022)
• Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
• Moved to defensive line and played five games
• Had tackles against Georgia, Missouri and South Carolina
• Missed the first five games of the season due to injury

As a Junior (2021)

• Played in seven games

As a Sophomore (2020)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Played in the final seven games of the season
• Part of an offensive line that provided pass protection for the Commodores to rank 31st nationally in completion percentage (63.8)
• Worked with an offense that increased its total offensive yards per game, passing yards per game, passing yards per completion, passing yards per attempt and third-down conversion percentage from 2019 to 2020
• Provided pass protection for Ken Seals, who set the Vanderbilt freshman record with 1,928 passing yards
• Blocked for a trio of Seals’ 300-yard passing games, the third most in a Commodore career

As a Freshman (2019)
• Did not see action

The Bapst File
• Prepped at St. Johns’ College (Washington D.C.)
• Three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports
• Team went 9-1 in 2018, ranked in top 25 by USA Today
• Team went 9-1 in 2017 and won conference title
• As senior, started tight end and played defensive end
• 2018 USA Today All-Washington D.C.
• 2018 all-metro
• 2018 first-team all-conference
• Lettered in football, basketball and lacrosse
• Born in Northern Virginia
• Son of Randy and Cindy Bapst
• One brother, Tristan
• Majored in human and organizational development as an undergraduate and studying marketing in graduate school