Named by Baseball America as the Best Defensive First Baseman in the Big 12 Conference
The returning starter at first base, Williams is battling for the starter's job at three positions - first base, second base and shortstop... Right now is better suited to start at second base... The team's most versatile infielder... He is so good at first base, but the coaches want to display his athleticism at different spots... He fits the profile of the typically offensive-minded second baseman... A singles' hitter... Going to be better his second year in Divsion I with more at-bats... Playing with confidence, knowing that he has a job everyday... Would like to have more power... Very smart and aggressive hitter.
during fall drills
Started all three games at shortstop for the Purple Sox during the Fall Ball World Series... Posted a .300 batting average with two RBIs and a double.
as a junior (2002)
After arriving as the back-up at shortstop, Williams found his place at first base... Saw action in 45 games with 34 of his 40 starts coming at first base... Also gained starts at shortstop (five) and third base (one)... One of six Wildcats to hit over .300, as he posted a .349 batting average with 27 runs scored on 53 hits and 28 RBIs... This was done while hitting in the six or seven-hole most of the season (31 games)... Ranked fourth on the team in slugging percentage (.454), on-base percentage (.425) and walks (22)... Totaled 11 extra-base hits, including two home runs... Collected 16 multiple-hit games and eight multiple-RBI games... Led the squad with 287 putouts... Registered a .966 fielding percentage with 12 errors at first base... Ranked 15th in the Big 12 and third on the team in batting average... Average stayed above .300 for most of the season with a season-best .415 after the Sterling game on April 10... Hit slightly better in Big 12 games with a .357 average in 26 appearances, including 25 starts... Ranked ninth in the league and second on the team in conference-only batting average... Placed second on the team in on-base percentage (.418) and walks in conference-only games, while he was third in slugging percentage (.459) and fourth in hits (35)... Had two hitting streaks of at least nine games, including a season-best 11-game streak to end the season... During his nine-game hitting streak from March 26 to April 10, he posted a .552 average (16-for-29) at the plate with six runs scored and three RBIs... Started the season very slow, not gaining a hit until the fourth game against Kent State on March 1 with two RBIs.. Earned his first multiple-hit game of the season against Wagner on March 15, going 2-for-3 with a season-best four RBIs, a run scored and a triple... Tallied a 2-for-3 effort against No. 21 Rutgers on March 20 then followed with back-to-back two-hit performances against No. 20 Oklahoma State on March 22-23 with two RBIs... Solidified his spot at first base after a 6-for-9 series against No. 8 Nebraska on March 29-31 with three runs scored and one RBI... Was an impressive 4-for-4 in the second game against the Huskers... Totaled a pair of RBIs on 1-for-4 hitting against No. 8 Wichita State on April 3... Went 8-for-14 with three multiple-hit games and a pair of runs scored in the series against Texas Tech on April 5-7, including a key 4-for-6 evening with two runs scored and a walk in the 15-inning win over the Red Raiders... Had a 4-for-5 afternoon against Bethany on April 17 with three RBIs and three runs scored... Logged a pair of multiple-hit games against No. 15 Baylor on April 27-28... Turned in his first career home run against Oklahoma on May 4 with two RBIs and a run scored... Registered a stellar offensive series against Kansas on May 18-19, going 5-for-11 with six RBIs, four runs scored and three extra-base hits... Hit his second home run of the season in the first game of a doubleheader against the Jayhawks on May 19 to highlight a 2-for-4 afternoon with two RBIs and one run scored... Compiled a .333 batting average in four starts at the Big 12 Tournament with two runs scored and a RBI... Had at least one hit in all four games for the Wildcats... Went 2-for-6 in the opener against Texas Tech on May 22... Scored a run in the elimination win over Baylor on May 23... Posted a double in three at-bats in the elimination win over Texas Tech on May 24... Had a 1-for-3 effort against Nebraska in the semifinals with a RBI and a run scored.
at butler county community college (2000-2001)
A two-year starter and letterman as a second baseman/shortstop at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kan. ... Earned honorable mention All-Jayhawk Conference honors as a sophomore... Posted a .355 batting average with three home runs in 2001... Coached by Trent Nesmith.
at pratt high school
A three-year letterman in baseball at Pratt High School in Pratt, Kan. ... A one-year starter as a shortstop (senior), outfielder (junior) and catcher (sophomore)... Named second-team all-state as a senior... Selected honorable mention all-conference as a junior... Posted a .470 batting average with one home run as a senior... Had a pair of home runs and a .455 average as a junior... Set the single-season mark for hits (35)... Lettered three years in basketball and two years in cross country... Earned all-league honors in basketball as a senior... Chosen academic all-state... Coached by Smoky Ford.
(Full name: David Brett Williams) was born Oct. 30, 1980, in Wichita, Kan. ... He is the son of Roger and Renee Williams... The youngest of four children, Brett has three brothers, Donnie (29), Jason (28) and Aaron (24)... Majoring in golf course management.