EUGENE — Oregon Geese tight finish Spencer Webb suffered a deadly head harm whereas close to Triangle Lake on Wednesday.

Lane County Sheriff’s Workplace deputies responded at roughly 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to a report of an injured particular person on the rock slides west of the lake, the place a 22-year-old man since recognized as Webb hit his head. Bystanders and paramedics had been unable to revive him, in line with the sheriff’s workplace, which mentioned search and rescue personnel responded to carry Webb again to the roadway as a result of he was “roughly 100 yards down a steep path.”

The incident seems to be unintentional, in line with the sheriff’s workplace, and below investigation.

“We’re deeply saddened to study of the passing of Spencer Webb,” Oregon athletics mentioned in an announcement from athletic director Rob Mullens, coach Dan Lanning and the soccer program on Thursday. “Our hearts exit to his household, teammates, and associates at such a troublesome time. We are going to miss Spencer vastly.”

Webb, 22, was coming into his fifth-year junior season this fall as a projected starter for UO.

A number of Oregon coaches and gamers acknowledged Webb’s dying on social media Wednesday night time.

“So vigorous in each second of the day,” Lanning tweeted. “Your smile and vitality will probably be missed Spencer. I really like you!”

Over 29 profession video games, Webb had 31 catches for 296 yards and 4 touchdowns, nearly all of which got here throughout the 2019 season, when he had 18 catches for 209 yards and three scores. His first profession landing was arguably his most well-known play, a 20-yard catch over a defender on a ball thrown by Justin Herbert within the 2019 season opener towards Auburn.

Webb had 13 catches for 87 yards and a landing in 2021. He appeared within the ultimate two video games of the shortened 2020 season attributable to a damaged collarbone and redshirted as a real freshman in 2018.

Nicknamed “Spider,” Webb was from Sacramento and performed at Christian Brothers Excessive Faculty, the place he was an all-state honoree as a senior, when he had 61 receptions for 1,063 receiving yards with 23 touchdowns. He was a four-star recruit and the No. 244 general prospect within the class of 2018.

Like his late grandfather, Donald “Spido” Webb, Spencer was a multi-sport athlete. He was invited by Oregon males’s basketball coach Dana Altman to the staff at the very least as a follow participant in when the Geese had been depleted by harm throughout the 2018-19 season, however didn’t find yourself becoming a member of the staff.

Webb is survived by his older brother, Cody, who turned Spencer’s authorized guardian 10 years in the past, sister-in-law, Alicia, aunt and uncle, who all helped elevate him.

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