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Oregon Ducks football player from California Spencer Webb dies at age 22

A University of Oregon football player from the Sacramento area has died, following an accident in a popular recreation area. A coach of 22-year-old Spencer Webb confirmed with KCRA 3 that he fell and hit his head while cliff diving Bystanders and paramedics were not able to revive him in time for rescue teams to pull him up a steep 100-yard trail. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon said his death appeared to be accidental. The tight-end was also a popular football star at the school. In Sacramento, he was a star player at Christian Brothers High School and was considered by many to be one of the best players in the area over the past decade. Webb was even profiled as a My58 Superstar in 2017, as seen in the video below. “Unbelievable. Too young. Sacramento mourns this loss along with Oregon Football and all those who loved him,” said Sacramento City Councilmember Angelique Ashby 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 lil bro. Great young man with a promising future gone too soon.”Webb was also a social media star. His TikTok account, where he often posted about his life and athletic achievements, had more than 550,000 followers.Triangle Lake and the nearby Lake Creek Falls are a popular destination for swimmers who navigate naturally formed rock slides by inner tube and swim in several swimming holes .Webb was expected to compete for starting tight end 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 over a defender on a ball thrown by Justin Herbert in the 2019 season opener against Auburn. Multiple Oregon coaches and players acknowledged Webb’s death on social media Wednesday night. full of life in every moment of the day,” Oregon football coach Dan Lanning tweeted. “Your smile and energy will be missed 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 in when the Ducks were depleted by injury during the 2018-19 season, 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, sister-in-law, Alicia, aunt and uncle, who all 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 in a popular recreation area.

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

Bystanders and paramedics were not able to revive him in time for rescue teams to pull him up a steep 100-yard trail.

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

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

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

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

“Unbelievable. Too young. Sacramento mourns this loss along with Oregon Football and all those who loved him,” said Sacramento City Councilmember Angelique Ashby 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 lil bro. Great young man with a promising 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 athletic achievements, had more than 550,000 followers.

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

Webb was expected to compete for starting tight end 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 over a defender on a ball thrown by Justin Herbert in the 2019 season opener against Auburn.

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

“So full of life in every moment of the day,” Oregon football coach Dan Lanning tweeted. “Your smile and energy will be missed 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 in when the Ducks were depleted by injury during the 2018-19 season, 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, sister-in-law, Alicia, aunt and uncle, who all helped raise him.

— The Associated Press contributed to this story

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