Sacramento-area Oregon Ducks soccer player Spencer Webb dies at 22

A University of Oregon football player from the Sacramento area has died following an accident at a popular recreation area. A trainer of 22-year-old Spencer Webb confirmed with KCRA 3 that he fell and hit his head while diving off a cliff. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon said his death appeared to be accidental. The 22-year-old was entering his fifth year at Oregon. The tight-end was also a popular football star at school. In Sacramento, he was a star player at Christian Brothers High School and was considered by many to be one of the region’s best players of the past decade. Webb was even featured as a My58 Superstar in 2017, as seen in the video below. “Amazing. Too young. Sacramento mourns this loss along with Oregon Football and all who loved it,” Sacramento City Councilman Angelique Ashby said in a tweet. 49ers all-pro Arik Armstead, who also played at Oregon and is from Sacramento, tweeted a video of him and Webb, saying, “Rest easy bro. A great young man with a bright future gone too soon. Webb was also a star social media.His TikTok account, where he often posted about his life and sporting achievements, had more than 550,000 followers.Webb was expected to compete for the close start this fall along with Terrance Ferguson and Moliki Matavao, reported The Register-Guard In his four seasons at Oregon, Webb recorded 31 receptions, 296 yards and four touchdowns His first career touchdown was arguably his most famous play, a 20-yard catch on a defenseman on a ball thrown by Justin Herbert during the 2019 season opener against Auburn. Several Oregon coaches and players acknowledged Webb’s death on social media Wednesday night. full of life every moment of the day,” Oregon football coach Dan Lanning tweeted. “We will miss your smile and your energy Spencer. I love you ! Like his late grandfather, Donald “Spido” Webb, Spencer was a multi-sport athlete. He was invited by Oregon men’s basketball coach Dana Altman to the team at least as a practice player when the Ducks were depleted by injury during the 2018 season- 19, but didn’t end up joining the team, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. Webb is survived by his older brother, Cody, who became Spencer’s legal guardian 10 years ago, his sister-in-law, Alicia, and his aunt and uncle, all of whom helped raise him.—The Associated Press contributed to this story

A University of Oregon football player from the Sacramento area has died following an accident at a popular recreation area.

A trainer of 22-year-old Spencer Webb confirmed with KCRA 3 that he fell and hit his head while diving off a cliff

Bystanders and paramedics were unable to revive him in time for rescue teams to pull him down a steep 100-metre path.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon said his death appeared to be accidental.

The 22-year-old was entering his fifth year at Oregon. The tight-end was also a popular football star at school.

In Sacramento, he was a star player at Christian Brothers High School and was considered by many to be one of the region’s best players of the past decade.

Webb was even featured as a My58 Superstar in 2017, as seen in the video below.

“Amazing. Too young. Sacramento mourns this loss along with Oregon Football and everyone who loved it,” the Sacramento City Councilman said. Angelique Ashby in a tweet.

49ers all-pro Arik Armstead, who also played at Oregon and is a native of Sacramento, tweeted a video of him and Webb, saying, “Rest easy bro. A great young man with a bright future gone too soon.

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Webb was also a social media star. His TikTok account, where he often posted about his life and sporting achievements, had more than 550,000 followers.

Triangle Lake and nearby Lake Creek Falls are a popular destination for swimmers who navigate naturally formed rock slides in inner tubes and swim in several swimming holes.

Webb was expected to compete for the close start this fall with Terrance Ferguson and Moliki Matavao, The Register-Guard reported.

During his four seasons at Oregon, Webb recorded 31 receptions, 296 yards and four touchdowns. His first career touchdown was arguably his most famous play, a 20-yard catch on a defenseman on a fly ball thrown by Justin Herbert in Game 1 of the 2019 season against Auburn.

Several Oregon coaches and players acknowledged Webb’s death on social media Wednesday night.

“So full of life every moment of the day,” Oregon football coach Dan Lanning tweeted. “We will miss your smile and your energy Spencer. I love you!”

Like his late grandfather, Donald “Spido” Webb, Spencer was a multi-sport athlete. He was invited by Oregon men’s basketball coach Dana Altman to the team at least as a practice player when the Ducks were depleted by injury during the 2018 season- 19, but didn’t end up joining the team, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.

Webb is survived by his older brother, Cody, who became Spencer’s legal guardian 10 years ago, his sister-in-law, Alicia, and his aunt and uncle, all of whom helped raise him.

— The Associated Press contributed to this story


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