Outpouring of support comes in from Pac-12 community after Spencer Webb’s passing
The Oregon community is hurting following the passing of 22-year-old Duck Spencer Webb on Wednesday, and the rest of the Pac-12 made sure to know the Ducks weren’t alone.
Every other program issued shows of support Thursday, in some form or another. They’ll be listed below.
Webb passed away Wednesday from a fatal head injury suffered in an accidental cliff diving accident. It left many in not just Eugene but around college football heartbroken. The fifth-year junior was a symbol of perseverance, taken too soon.
“My mom walked out on me when I was very young,” Webb said during an interview when he was still in high school. “They had substance abuse problems so that was pretty tough. My dad had substance abuse issues so he left me but he came back. I respect him for that. I look at my brother as my dad.”
John Canzano offered a beautiful tribute to him on his Substack:
Others will attempt to define Spencer Webb with his receptions and yards. They’ll embed video clips of him catching passes at Oregon and turn him into nothing more than a football player. The guy was so much more. He was a living, breathing example of a kid dealt a bad hand, who worked hard to rise above it.
Webb 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.
— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) July 14, 2022
Our deepest condolences to Spencer Webb's family, friends, teammates and the entire Oregon community. https://t.co/mCYTtP247f
— Washington Football (@UW_Football) July 14, 2022
We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Spencer Webb.
On behalf of all of us at Oregon State, our thoughts and prayers are with the Webb family and Oregon Football community during this difficult time.
— Jonathan Smith (@Coach_Smith) July 14, 2022
Prayers with the Webb family and everyone at Oregon🙏 https://t.co/gHTvPjleQC
— Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) July 14, 2022
Our thoughts are with Oregon Football, friends, and family as we mourn the loss of Spencer Webb. https://t.co/kJN0TP6SCO
— Sun Devil Football (@ASUFootball) July 14, 2022
— Arizona Football (@ArizonaFBall) July 14, 2022
Sending our deepest condolences to Spencer's family, friends and all of the Oregon Football community during this difficult time. 💚 https://t.co/1xcJ3G2iK9
— Colorado Buffaloes Football (@CUBuffsFootball) July 14, 2022
— Cal Football (@CalFootball) July 14, 2022
— StanEquip (@CardinalEquip) 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
Our deepest condolences to all who are grieving Spencer’s passing.
— UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) 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
He was never going to be defined by circumstances out of his control and seemed to find and bring joy wherever he went. This man is gone far too soon & sending all he impacted so much love. Let’s continue to tell/share his story. 🙏🏼❤️@Pac12Network
— Yogi Roth (@YogiRoth) July 14, 2022