Spencer Webb, a Sacramento highschool soccer standout who went on to star for the College of Oregon, died Wednesday in an accident at an Oregon swimming gap.
The accident occurred round 2:30 p.m. at Lake Creek Falls, about 25 miles west of Eugene, the Lane County Sheriff’s Workplace reported.
Webb, 22, was amongst a gaggle of people that have been leaping into the creek and sliding on what is thought regionally because the Triangle Lake rock slide — a pure 100-foot-long chute that ends in a splash pool. He reportedly fell and hit his head on the rocks, and his companions have been unable to revive him.
Webb was to enter his junior 12 months on the college this fall. A 6-foot-6 tight finish, he performed as a freshman and redshirt freshman in 2018 and 2019, then appeared in a single recreation throughout the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. Final season, thought-about his sophomore 12 months, he performed in all 14 video games, catching 13 passes for 87 yards and a landing.
At Christian Brothers Excessive College in Sacramento, Webb was rated California’s No. 1 tight finish by ESPN and 247Sports, his College of Oregon bio stated.
A 2016 profile within the Sacramento Bee described how soccer was a stabilizing affect for Webb, who had bounced from house to house, being raised by varied kin earlier than lastly coming beneath the custody of his older brother, Cody.
“We took it on full steam. We had a recreation plan. We used soccer as a third-party self-discipline and rewards,” Cody Webb informed the Bee.
Spencer Webb was recruited by quite a few universities, together with Cal, UCLA, Colorado and Texas A&M.