Oregon Ducks tight end Spencer Webb dies at age of 22
Oregon tight end Spencer Webb died Wednesday afternoon in an apparent rock slide accident near Triangle Lake, the Lane County Sherrif’s Office confirmed on Thursday. Webb was 22.
According to The Oregonian, LCSO deputies responded to a report of an injured person at the rock slides west of the lake at approximately 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Webb suffered a fatal head injury in the fall. According to the sheriff’s office, bystanders and paramedics were unable to revive him at the scene after he was recovered “approximately 100 yards down a steep trail.”
“So full of life in every moment of the day,” Oregon football head coach Dan Lanning tweeted. “Your smile and energy will be missed Spencer. I love you!”
Webb was entering into his fifth season with the Oregon program.
As a fourth-year sophomore last year, he played in all 14 games while making three starts. He had 13 catches for 87 yards and a touchdown in 2021. During the COVID-shortened 2020 season, Webb dealt with a broken collarbone but managed to return for the final two games of the season.
He is survived by his older brother, Cody—who became Spencer’s legal guardian 10 years ago—his sister-in-law, Alicia, and his aunt and uncle, who all helped raise him.
Here’s some of the messages sent for Webb from the Oregon and greater college football community:
🙏 So full of life in every moment of the day. Your smile and energy will be missed Spencer. I love you!
— Dan Lanning (@CoachDanLanning) July 14, 2022
Long Live Spencer “Spider” Webb 🕸🕸🕷🕊🙏🏽 Always said I got your back through thick and thin. Will always. Love you 4L lil bro🖤💔 pic.twitter.com/aT8Xc8r20n
— Cam (@McCormick_Cam) July 14, 2022
My dog…. I don't even know where to start . You been there for me since 2017..Since I wanted to become a duck ! Countless memories! We just rode home together yesterday…💔Love You 4🥺🕊 pic.twitter.com/wwNUjfxRmK
— 7 (@McgeeSeven) July 14, 2022
— Arik Armstead (@arikarmstead) July 14, 2022
— Kenjon Barner (@KBDeuce4) July 14, 2022
The Pac-12 joins the entire Oregon Ducks community in mourning the tragic loss of Spencer Webb. Our thoughts are with Spencer’s family, friends, teammates and all those whose lives Spencer touched.
— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) July 14, 2022
Our hearts are heavy after the passing of Spencer Webb.
We're thinking of the Webb family and Oregon Football Family and community today, reflecting on a life gone too soon. 💚
— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) July 14, 2022
Prayers with the Webb Family and The Oregon Football Family. Heartbreaking news. https://t.co/c3wnLbqGFn
— Morgan Scalley (@SafetyPride) July 14, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers go out to @CoachDanLanning and the whole @oregonfootball family. @WSUCougarFB sends our deepest condolences to all of Spencer Webb’s family and friends for a life gone to soon. #RIP
— Jake Dickert (@CoachDickert) July 14, 2022
Prayers for Spencer Webb, his family, and to the U of O program. 🙏🏾
— Coach Kiel McDonald (@Coach_KMcDonald) July 14, 2022