Spencer Webb had everything it took to be a standout football star at the University of Oregon. After starring at Christian Brothers in his high school days in Sacramento, Webb emerged as a promising tight end prospect for the Ducks. Sadly, a tragic cliff diving accident has taken his life at the young age of 22.
According to the Sacramento Bee, Webb was just west of Triangle Lake, less than a mile from Oregon’s campus in Eugene. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office reported that a 22-year-old male fell approximately 100 yards down a steep trail and struck his head. Paramedics were unable to revive Spencer Webb.
The cause of the fall was believed to be a rock slide. There was no evidence of foul play at the scene. The accident created a tragic scene back on campus.
Oregon head coach Dan Lanning tweeted about Spencer Webb’s death on Wednesday morning. He said that Webb was full of life and that the team will miss his energy. Spencer was known for being charismatic, positive, and full of enthusiasm.
In 2021, Spencer received limited playing time for the Ducks, accumulating 13 catches for 87 yards and one touchdown. In 2019, he pulled in 18 balls for 209 yards and 3 scores. The team had big expectations for him in 2022.
The horrible accident that took Spencer Webb’s life puts a lot into perspective. While stats and success on the field are important, Spencer died while doing what he could to squeeze the most out of life. Everyone at Thirsty sends our condolences to the Oregon Ducks community, Spencer’s family, friends, and teammates.