Taylei Williams
Util Infielder 5
Ht
5'
6"
Class
Hometown
Mona, 
Utah
Last School
Southern Utah University
Roster Years
2019-2022


Personal

  • Parents are Andy and Tina Williams
  • Married Ryker Osborne in April 2020
  • Has one sister and two brothers
  • Born in Nephi, Utah
  • Majoring in Exercise and Wellness
  • Lettered in volleyball and basketball in high school

Before BYU

  • Utah Softball Gatorade Player of the Year in 2016
  • Salt Lake Tribune Player of the Year in 2016
  • Mid-Utah Radio Player of the Year in 2016
  • All-State First Team in 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Named Academic All-State for softball in 2017 and volleyball in 2016
  • Holds the Utah state record for career home runs (31), career batting average (.578), career strikeouts (645), RBI in a season (65), home runs in a season (12), season strikeouts (243) and season batting average (.641) 
  • Led SUU's team in hits (47), triples (4), total bases (86) and stolen bases (10)
  • At SUU, had a batting average of .388, seven home runs, 23 RBS, 47 hits, 10 doubles, 4 triples and slugging percentage of .619
  • Named 2018 Softball Big Sky All-Conference Honorable Mention and 2018 Spring All-Academic Honors at SUU
  • Graduated Cum Laude and Top Scholar in 2017 from Juab High School
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year 2019

  • Named All-WCC Honorable Mention
  • Named to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll
  • Played in 54 games, starting 48
  • Led the team in stolen bases with 10
  • Hit first double and went 2 for 3 with one run against UNC (2/9)
  • Went 2 for 3 against Fordham tallying one run (2/16)
  • Hit first BYU career home run against Mizzou while also tallying three RBI (2/22)
  • Drew three walks against UCSB and one stolen base (2/23)
  • Went a perfect 3 for 3 against LBSU with one run, one RBI and two walks (3/8)
  • Recorded two RBI against BU (3/8)
  • Was 2 for 2 against No. 11 Texas hitting a double (3/15)
  • Batted 2 for 4 against UVU with one run and a double (3/26)
  • Went 2 for 3 with one RBI against Texas A&M (3/29)
  • Batted .667 with three runs and one walk at SUU (4/2)
  • Tallied three runs against Pacific (4/13)
  • Went 2 for 3 against No. 3 Washington (4/17)
  • Tallied four RBI against USD (4/26)
  • Had two stolen bases in two games against SCU
  • Went 2 for 3 with one run against Tulsa at the NCAA Regionals (5/17)
Junior Year 2020

  • Named WCC Pre-Season First Team
  • Played and started all 23 games splitting time between center field and shortstop before the season was suspended
  • Finished the season in BYU's all-time career records ranked No. 6 in sacrifice flies and No. 10 in stolen base percentage (.875)
  • Second on the team in doubles (4) and stolen bases (4) and third in runs (10)
  • Recorded first double of the season against Nevada with two RBI (2/6)
  • Went 2/3 against Cal State Fullerton with one run and a double
  • Against California went 3/4 with two runs and one RBI (2/29)
Senior Year 2021

  • WCC All-Academic First Team
  • Played in 44 games, started in 28 of them
  • Finished the season with a .182 batting average, .273 slugging percentage and .256 on-base percentage
  • Tallied 14 hits, 18 runs and three RBI
  • Two multiple-hit games, three-game hitting streak and three-game reached base streak
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

2022

  • Taylei Williams - BYU vs Stanford

    Taylei Williams - BYU vs Stanford

  • Taylei Williams crosses home after hitting a three-run home run in a 5-2 win over Idaho State.

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  • Taylei Williams throws out a runner at second during a 5-2 win over Idaho State.

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  • The BYU players celebrate a Taylei Williams home run during a 7-0 win over Southern Utah.

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  • Taylei Williams looks on in a game against the Oregon Ducks.

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  • Taylei Williams high-fives a teammate during a 12-1 win over the New Mexico Lobos.

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