University of Iowa Athletics
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#45 Peyton Williams

Height 6-5
Weight 255 lbs.
Class RS Fr.
B/T L/L
Hometown Johnston, Iowa
High School Johnston

2020 Honors — Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American… first Hawkeye since 2017 to earn Freshman All-America honors. 2020 — Season canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)…  Iowa’s starting first baseman… started all 15 games at first base… hit .298 (17-of-57) with 16 RBIs, 13 runs, and seven extra base hits (two home runs, four doubles, one triple)… tied forfifth in the Big Ten in RBIs (16) and tied for 10th in home runs (2)… finished the season on an 11-game hitting streak dating back to Feb. 22… hit safely in 13 games with four multi-hit games… went 2-for-5 with a double, RBI, and run scored against Kansas (3/10)… hit .400 (4-for-10) with six RBIs at the Snowbird Classic… went 2-for-4 with three RBIs in win Western Michigan (3/6) and was 1-for-3 with two walks and three RBIs in win over Georgetown (3/7)… had a bases-clearing, three-run triple in win over Grand View (3/3)… hit a two-run homer — his second of the season — against North Carolina (2/29)… hit his first career home run in win over No. 18 Arizona (2/22), finishing 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a steal… went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs in win over Saint Joseph’s (2/15)… hit a grand slam in his first collegiate at-bat during the fall season… tabbed as the 11th-ranked Big Ten impact freshman in the Big Ten by D1Baseball.

High School — Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association Player of the Year and Iowa Prep Baseball Report Player of the Year as a senior after hitting .473 with 17 doubles, 57 RBIs, and a state-leading 16 home runs… scored 56 runs had 62 hits and posted a 1.000 slugging percentage… led team in runs, hits, doubles, home runs, OBP, slugging and batting average… became only sixth player in 4A history to surpass 200 career hits… named the Des Moines Register Elite team as a senior and the IHSBCA and IPSWA 4A team captain… named Johnston High School Athlete of the Year in 2019… 2019 ABCA/Rawlings National High School Gold Glove Team… 2019 All-Star Series Large West team honoree… two-time IHSBCA Super Team, three-time first-team all-state, three-time first-team all-district and four-time all-conference selection… ranked as the 478th-best prospect nationally by Perfect Game and the top-rated player in Iowa… ranked 183rd nationally by Prep Baseball Report and the top-ranked player in Iowa… 2018 Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association Super Team selection after hitting .463 with 17 doubles, three triples, and four home runs… scored 44 runs, drove in 40, and had 10 steals… hit .372 with 16 doubles and seven home runs as a sophomore and .365 with 10 doubles and 40 RBIs as freshman… finished career as school record holder in at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, home runs, and RBIs… holds single-season records in home runs, doubles, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage… had a .412 career batting average… 2017 Perfect Game Honorable Mention and MVP of 2017 WWBA Midwest Underclass Qualifier… 2018 Perfect Game Underclass Third-Team… helped lead Johnston to four state tournament appearances, including a state title in 2017 and a runner-up finish in 2019… played for Iowa Sticks and Perfect Game Black… four-year letterwinner in football and basketball… three-year starter in football, earning two second-team all-conference honors as a tight end… third-team all-state honoree and all-sub-state team selection in basketball as a senior… two-time all-conference selection on a state qualifier team and named to the IBCA All-Star Games Southwest team as a senior… four-time academic all-conference selection… high school coach was Michael Barta.

Personal — Born Sept. 14, 2000… son of David and Julie Williams… has an older brother, Jaxson, and a twin sister, Paige… high school teammate Andrew Nord, Jackson Vines, and Jack Dreyer… business major.