Peter Williams (Lincoln, 2011)

Peter WilliamsPeter Williams

Peter Williams (Lincoln, 2011)
School: Lincoln Graduation Year: 2011

Year Inducted: 2022

Sports Played: Football, Basketball, Lacrosse

High School Honors: 3 Football letters, 1st team All-PIL, PIL Player of the Year, and 2nd Team All-State as a Senior; 2nd Team All-PIL as a Junior. Les Schwab Bowl All-Star quarterback and game MVP.
4 Basketball letters, 2nd Team All-PIL as a Senior.
2 Lacrosse letters, 1st Team All-State and All American as a Senior. National Honor Society and Class Valedictorian.

Post High School Career: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 3-year starting quarterback, All-League and most career yards passing in MIT history. Led team to first ever undefeated season and playoffs as a Senior. Degree in Aerospace Engineering.

Commentary:

Growing up as the middle of three brothers, while having its challenges, shaped and honed my passion for athletics. From the early days of playing basketball, football, baseball, you-name-it in our backyard, I was striving to keep up with my older brother while making sure to keep my edge against my little brother. We pushed each other to get better, grew a passion for competition, and learned to win and lose with grace (at least most of the time). In competitive team sports they continued to push me to be better, but they and my parents always had my back and were there to support me, regardless of the outcome.

My educational years, from elementary through college, were never without sports. I found that as much time as sports took up from my day, they helped me perform better academically. All the lessons, triumphs, defeats, two-a-days, etc. have made me better in my professional and personal life post-sports. I know that much of this is due to the excellent coaches that I had throughout my career, and I’d like to thank them for the enormous amount of time and effort they put in.

Looking back, I have many fond memories of my time at Lincoln, whether it be winning state championships or losing tough playoff games. But even more than the events, I have carried on the friendships that were forged going through those experiences together. Athletics have helped defined many of the key pieces of my life, and I’m forever grateful to Lincoln and the PIL for enabling them.

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