EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Geese tight finish Spencer Webb has died after falling and hanging his head on rock slides at a well-liked swimming lake close to Eugene, Oregon, authorities mentioned.
The 22-year-old who was anticipated to play his fifth soccer season on the College of Oregon this fall was discovered about 100 yards (91 meters) down a steep path Wednesday afternoon at Triangle Lake. He was unresponsive and couldn’t be revived by paramedics or bystanders, the Lane County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned in a press release.
Extra particular particulars about his dying weren’t instantly accessible however authorities mentioned it gave the impression to be unintentional.
Webb was additionally a social media star. His TikTok account, the place he usually posted about his life and athletic achievements, had greater than 550,000 followers.
Triangle Lake and the close by Lake Creek Falls are well-liked locations for swimmers who navigate naturally fashioned rock slides by inside tube and swim in a number of swimming holes.
Webb was anticipated to compete for beginning tight finish this fall with Terrance Ferguson and Moliki Matavao, The Register-Guard reported.
Throughout his 4 seasons at Oregon, Webb recorded 31 receptions, 296 yards, and 4 touchdowns. 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.
The participant nicknamed “Spider” was a consensus four-star out of Christian Brothers Excessive Faculty in Sacramento; a prime 10 tight finish and prime 300 prospects by ESPN, Rivals, and 247Sports; and the No. 1 tight finish in California by ESPN and 247Sports in 2018, the newspaper reported.
A number of Oregon coaches and gamers acknowledged Webb’s dying on social media Wednesday evening.
“So lively in each second of the day,” Oregon soccer coach Dan Lanning tweeted. “Your smile and power can be missed Spencer. I like you!”
Like his late grandfather, Donald “Spido” Webb, Spencer was a multi-sport athlete. He was invited by Oregon males’s basketball coach Dana Altman as a follow participant when the Geese had been depleted by harm throughout the 2018-19 season, however didn’t find yourself becoming a member of the staff, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.
Webb is survived by his older brother, Cody, who grew to become 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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