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Oregon Football Star Spencer Webb, 22, Dies in Rock Sliding Accident After Hitting His Head

Oregon Football Star Spencer Webb, 22, Dies in Rock Sliding Accident After Hitting His Head

Oregon football player Spencer Webb has died at age 22 following a rock sliding accident.

The standout tight end for the Ducks fell and hit his head near Triangle Lake, ~에 대한 35 miles from the university’s Eugene, 오리건, campus, on Wednesday afternoon.

Oregon head coach Dan Lanning confirmed Webb’s death on Twitter.

So full of life in every moment of the day. Your smile and energy will be missed Spencer. 사랑 해요!” Lanning wrote 수요일 밤.

Authorities responded to the scene at around 2:30 오후. According to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, bystanders and paramedics were unable to revive Webb, who had slipped and fallen approximately 100 yards down a steep trail.

There is no evidence of foul play and his death appears to be accidental,” 보안관 사무실이 말했다 in the post.

Spencer Webb (18) of the Oregon Ducks runs with the ball against the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium on October 30, 2021 in Eugene, 오리건.

Spencer Webb (18) of the Oregon Ducks runs with the ball against the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium on October 30, 2021 in Eugene, 오리건.
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The accident took place on rock slides in the area, which are large slabs of rock that form natural water slides. The Triangle Lake water slides flow into small waterfalls and connect to a swimming hole, according to The Outbound, an outdoors website.

Friends and fans mourned Webb’s death over social media late Wednesday.

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Spence came to my office every day….. we talked about everything but football. I’m thankful for the time we had. I will miss you my friend,” Kenny Farr, football equipment administrator for the University of Oregon Athletic Department, 트위터에 썼다.

Rest easy lil bro @spencer_webb_18. Great young man with a promising future gone too soon,” San Francisco 49ers star Arik Armstead wrote.

Webb played 20 games over three seasons for the Ducks, catching 31 passes for 296 야드와 4 터치다운. He was set to play a big role in Oregon’s offense in the coming season, ~에 따르면 USA 투데이‘s Ducks Wire.