Devastating news hit the Oregon Ducks program Wednesday night when it was announced that tight end Spencer Webb suffered a fatal head injury while near Triangle Lake.
According to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, the incident appears to be accidental and is under investigation.
Webb was 22 years old. He was entering his fifth-year junior season this fall and was a projected starter for the Ducks football team.
Ducks head coach Dan Lanning tweeted, “So full of life in every moment of the day. Your smile and energy will be missed Spencer. I love you!”
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Spencer Webb,” Oregon’s football program tweeted. “Our hearts go out to his family, teammates, and friends at such a difficult time. We will miss Spencer greatly.”
After Webb’s death began to circulate on social media Wednesday, friends, players, coaches, and more, sent messages of remembrance:
We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Spencer Webb.
On behalf of all of us at Oregon State, our thoughts and prayers are with the Webb family and Oregon Football community during this difficult time.
— Jonathan Smith (@Coach_Smith) July 14, 2022
Long Live Spencer “Spider” Webb 🕸🕸🕷🕊🙏🏽 Always said I got your back through thick and thin. Will always. Love you 4L lil bro🖤💔 pic.twitter.com/aT8Xc8r20n
— Cam (@McCormick_Cam) July 14, 2022
We join the Oregon Football community in mourning the sudden and tragic loss of Spencer Webb. Our condolences and prayers are with his family, friends, and teammates during this difficult time. https://t.co/T29Lvelb4F
— Oregon State Football (@BeaverFootball) July 14, 2022
This is how I’ll remember Spencer Webb. He had a passion for helping others and being there for people. He had a special desire to give back and to inspire the next generation. He was a role model and a positive influence to everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. RIP 🕸🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/ATWJXOA9b0
— Dylan Reubenking (@drksportsnews) July 14, 2022
— Mark Wasikowski (@CoachWazUO) July 14, 2022
Our hearts are heavy after the passing of Spencer Webb.
We’re thinking of the Webb family and Oregon Football Family and community today, reflecting on a life gone too soon. 💚
— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) July 14, 2022
Heartbroken to hear about Spencer Webb. He seemed like an amazing person and loved by all. It’s #GoDucks tonight – there are few things as difficult as losing a teammate. Many prayers being sent to his friends and family 🙏💚 #18
— Britain Covey (@brit_covey2) July 14, 2022
Spencer Webb was just one of those Ducks man. When he made a play it felt extra special. Not because of his skill but because of his spirit. Loved his spirit. Can’t believe the news.
— Cyrus Smith (@CoolCyWrites) July 14, 2022
– Aron Yohannes