Spencer Webb Dies at Age 22; Oregon TE Was Entering 5th Season with Ducks

Adam WellsJuly 14, 2022

EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 30: Spencer Webb (18) of the Oregon Ducks runs with the ball against the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium on October 30, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images)
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Oregon tight end Spencer Webb died on Wednesday at the age of 22.

Per a report from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office (h/t Zachary Neel of USA Today), paramedics responded to the report of an accident involving an unnamed 22-year-old who slipped and suffered a head injury at Triangle Lake in Oregon. They were unable to revive him.

Ducks head coach Dan Lanning posted a statement on Twitter confirming Webb died in the accident.

Dan Lanning @CoachDanLanning

🙏 So full of life in every moment of the day. Your smile and energy will be missed Spencer. I love you!

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office noted there was no evidence of foul play and Webb's death appears to be accidental.

Several Oregon players, alumni and administrators posted messages on Twitter about Webb:

Haley Cruse Mitchell @haley_crusee

I know many will remember Spencer for his talent on the football field. But he was one of the most genuine, kind, and compassionate people I’ve ever met. He left his mark on everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. Tell your loved ones you love them.

Jevón Holland @HollywoodVon

RIP brotha🤎🙏🏾 You will be missed.

7 @McgeeSeven

My dog.... I don't even know where to start . You been there for me since 2017..Since I wanted to become a duck ! Countless memories! We just rode home together yesterday...💔Love You 4🥺🕊 <a href="https://t.co/wwNUjfxRmK">pic.twitter.com/wwNUjfxRmK</a>

A fifth-year junior in 2022, Webb was a 4-star prospect coming out of Christian Brothers High School. He redshirted in his first year with the Ducks in 2018 before playing regularly the following year.

Webb set career highs with 209 receiving yards and three touchdowns in 2019. He only played in the Pac-12 Championship Game against USC during the COVID-19 shortened season in 2020.

His first career touchdown catch came in the second quarter of the 2019 season opener against Auburn at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Last season saw Webb appear in a career-high 11 games for the Ducks. The California had 87 yards and one touchdown on 13 receptions.

Webb was used primarily as a blocking tight end during his time with the Ducks.