Webb died following a cliff-diving accident that took place in Lane County, Oregon, located less than a mile from Eugene, where the University of Oregon campus is located, just prior to 2:30 p.m., according to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office.
The department, which didn’t release Webb’s name at the time, announced a fatal incident involving a 22-year-old male took place in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
“Deputies learned that a 22-year old male recreating the area fell and struck his head. Bystanders and responding paramedics were unable to revive him.”
The department said the victim was found “approximately 100 yards down a steep trail,” adding, “there is no evidence of foul play and his death appears to be accidental.”
Webb’s coaches at Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento confirmed his death in relation to the accident to the Sacramento Bee and Oregon head coach Dan Lanning shared what appears to be a tribute to the tight end on his verified Twitter account.
“So full of life in every moment of the day,” Lanning tweeted. “Your smile and energy will be missed Spencer. I love you!”
Oregon wide receiver Isaah Crocker also shared an Instagram post in tribute of his teammate on Wednesday.
“Shocked. Unbelievable. Unreal💔,” Crocker wrote alongside several photos of himself with Webb. “You’ve been there since Day 1 and no matter what, I will keep our promise. Love you unconditionally. Truly more than family. You was my nigga! There is no turning back…. Until we meet again🕊Love you 4💔 never thought it ever come to this day.”
Webb, a four-star tight end prospect for the 2018 national recruiting cycle, played in all 14 games for the Ducks during his fourth year with the program in 2021, which included making three starts and recording 13 receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown.