Late Wednesday it was reported that a man passed away from a fall at Triangle Lake, not far from Eugene. It was announced the deceased was Oregon Football tight end, Spencer Webb.
Triangle Lake is an area popular for recreation with rock slides. The area also has two cliffs, one roughly at 25 feet, the other at 35 feet. According to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Webb fell and his head in a tragic fall that took his life. His death was ruled accidental. Search and rescue assisted in bringing him back to the roadway after he was found 100 yards away down a steep trail.
The area near Triangle Lake has very spotty cell service and calls to the Sheriff’s Office were made from a local market nearby, which took more time for emergency personnel to arrive on scene to assist.
Spencer Webb was a solid contributor to the Oregon football offense during his time on the field. In his four seasons, he had 31 receptions for close to 300 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Webb was remembered late Wednesday night on social media by head coach Dan Lanning.
Other tributes came in from former and current players as well as a statement from Oregon Football:
"We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Spencer Webb. Our hearts go out to his family, teammates, and friends at such a difficult time. We will miss Spencer greatly. Oregon Football Statement on the passing of Spencer Webb (via Twitter)"
Spencer Webb was an accomplished athlete, but also a good person. When you asked him a question, you always received more than a one-word answer in return. You could tell he cared about his teammates on as well as off the field. He was a humble guy who always wore a beanie hat. John Canzano wrote about Webb on Thursday morning saying that he deserved better which is what makes the story all the more heartbreaking.
Webb was raised by his older brother Cody, who became his legal guardian ten years ago. His sister-in-law, aunt, and uncle all helped raised him. Spencer Webb was just 22 years old.