College of Oregon soccer participant Spencer Webb died after hanging his head on rocks close to a well-liked cliff-jumping web site, authorities say.
The 22-year-old star tight finish was discovered unresponsive about 100 yards (91m) down a steep path at Triangle Lake on Wednesday afternoon, the Lane County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned in assertion.
“There is no such thing as a proof of foul play and his loss of life seems to be unintentional,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
Triangle Lake and the close by Lake Creek Falls are a well-liked vacation spot for swimmers who navigate naturally fashioned rock slides by interior tube and swim in a number of swimming holes.
In accordance with the Bureau of Land Administration, the Lake Creek Falls space close to Eugene, Oregon, the place Mr Webb was discovered is widespread with cliff jumpers.
The circumstances round his loss of life are unclear.
Mates, household, teaching employees and teammates paid tribute to Webb, who was resulting from start his fifth soccer season on the College of Oregon later this 12 months.
“So lively in each second of the day. Your smile and vitality can be missed Spencer. I like you!” Oregon College head soccer coach Dan Lanning wrote on Twitter.
🙏 So lively in each second of the day. Your smile and vitality can be missed Spencer. I like you!
— Dan Lanning (@CoachDanLanning) July 14, 2022
“Relaxation in paradise,” wrote Tampa Bay Buccaneers and former Oregon working again Kenjon Barner.
“Our hearts exit to his household, teammates, and associates at such a tough time,” the Oregon Soccer “Geese” group tweeted.
We’re deeply saddened to be taught of the passing of Spencer Webb. Our hearts exit to his household, teammates, and associates at such a tough time. We are going to miss Spencer significantly. pic.twitter.com/VDQJACYlY3
— Oregon Soccer (@oregonfootball) July 14, 2022
Arik Armstead, a former Oregon defensive finish who now performs for the San Francisco 49ers, wrote: “Nice younger man with a promising future gone too quickly.”
Webb’s girlfriend Kelly Kay referred to as him “my greatest buddy my twin flame love of my life”.
“I’ve by no means beloved something as a lot as i really like you,” she wrote on Instagram.
“You at all times put all people else earlier than your self and I’ll attempt to maintain the identical kindness in my coronary heart.”
Mr Webb was from Sacramento, California, and was raised by his aunt, uncle and grandparents earlier than his older brother Cody grew to become his authorized guardian, based on a 2016 profile within the Sacramento Bee.
The participant nicknamed “Spider” was a consensus four-star out of Christian Brothers Excessive Faculty in Sacramento.
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.
Webb was additionally a social media star. His TikTok account, the place he usually posted about his life and athletic achievements, had practically 700,000 followers.
Related Press contributed to this report