University of Iowa Athletics

#14 Brody Brecht

Height 6-4
Weight 205 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Ankeny, Iowa
High School Ankeny
Brody Brecht - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item

  • Dual-sport athlete
  • Scholarship wide receiver on the Iowa football team
  • Was rated as the No. 77 prospect available for the 2021 MLB Draft

2022 Honors

  • Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
  • Perfect Game Second-Team Freshman All-American
  • Big Ten All-Freshman team selection
  • Went 1-3 with a 3.18 ERA in 17 appearances, including one start
  • Had 44 strikeouts to 25 walks over 22 2/3 innings
  • Allowed one earned run in his last 10 relief outings, spanning 13 1/3 innings with 28 strikeouts
  • Made his first career start against Michigan (5/29) in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals
  • Tossed two shutout innings in the win over Bradley (4/19)
  • Struck out three in 1 1/3 innings of relief at Milwaukee (4/12)
  • Struck out all six batters in two innings at Bradley (4/6)
  • Had four strikeouts over two innings against Central Michigan (3/26)
  • Pitched a 1-2-3 seventh against Cornell College, hitting 101, 101 and 100 on his first three “official” pitches at Duane Banks Field in a combined shutout
  • Notched his first career victory, tossing four innings of scoreless, hitless relief against Ball State (2/19)
  • Fanned seven batters
  • Rated as the top incoming recruit in the Big Ten and the No. 9 recruit nationally by Perfect Game
  • Ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the Big Ten for the 2024 MLB Draft by Perfect Game
  • Ranked as the No. 4 impact freshman in the Big Ten by

High School

  • Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Rated as the No. 3 player in the state of Iowa
  • First-team Elite All-State selection as a senior
  • Three-time all-state honoree, earning first-team honors as a junior and senior and third-team as sophomore
  • Des Moines Register all-Iowa Elite Team and first-team Class 4A selection as a senior
  • Four-time all-conference honoree, including three first-team honors
  • Three-time first-team all-district
  • Went 10-0 with a 0.57 ERA as a senior with 126 strikeouts
  • Limited hitters to a .099 batting average and had a .77 WHIP
  • Tossed a no-hitter as a senior and had a school-record 17 strikeouts against Ames
  • Went 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA as a junior with 69 strikeouts, a .143 batting average against and a 1.25 WHIP
  • Was 6-3 with a 2.46 ERA as a sophomore with 70 strikeouts, a .182 batting average against and a 1.66 WHIP
  • Hit .316 as a freshman with 21 RBIs and three home runs
  • Holds school records for single-season ERA (0.57) and winning percentage (1.000)
  • Led team to a conference title and a third-place finish at state as a senior
  • Also a Des Moines Register Elite All-State selection as a junior and senior where he also earned first-team all-district and all-state honors as a wide receiver
  • Led team to a state title as a senior with an 11-1 record
  • Holds school records for career receptions (124), receiving yards (2,269 and touchdown receptions (29)
  • Earned Academic Achievement Award in three sports and CIML All-Academic recognition
  • Member of the DMACC Dean’s List in 2021
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • High school coach was Joe Balvanz


  • Born Sept. 27, 2002, in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Son of Aaron and Kelcy Brecht
  • Has a younger sister, Adyson
  • Majoring in business