Oregon Ducks Family mourns the death of TE Spencer Webb

Spencer Webb in a game against Montana (courtesy Oregon Athletics)

Statement from Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens, head football coach Dan Lanning, and the Oregon football program on the loss of Spencer Webb

“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.”


As A Sophomore (2021)
Played in all 14 games for Oregon in his fourth year with the program … Made three starts at tight end … Caught 13 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown … At least one catch in nine games with three multi-reception performances … Added two tackles on special teams … Played 280 total snaps, including 276 on offense … vs. Fresno State (Sept. 4): Started and made a season-high three catches for seven yards in the 2021 opener … at No. 3 Ohio State (Sept. 11): Contributed to Oregon’s historic upset win in Ohio Stadium with two catches for 32 yards, headlined by a 30-yard reception … vs. Arizona (Sept. 25): Pulled his fourth career touchdown grab, an 18-yard reception from Anthony Brown in the fourth quarter … vs. Colorado (Oct. 30): Two catches for eight yards … vs. No. 16 Oklahoma (Dec. 29): Started and made one catch for six yards in the Valero Alamo Bowl.

As A Sophomore (2020)
Appeared in just one game for Oregon during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, seeing action against USC in the Pac-12 Championship Game as the Ducks won a second straight conference title.

As A Redshirt Freshman (2019)
» PFF Pac-12 Team of the Week (Week 8)

One of five Power 5 freshmen tight ends with at least three TD receptions … Hauled in 18 catches for 209 yards over 12 games played … Had a reception in nine games and two grabs of 20 or more yards … 11 of 18 catches resulted in a first down … vs. No. 16 Auburn (Aug. 31): First career catch was a 20-yard TD grab on a jump ball in the end zone … Finished with three grabs for 28 yards … at No. 25 Washington (Oct. 19): Caught two passes for 31 yards, highlighted by a 12-yard TD on the first drive of the game … vs. Washington State (Oct. 26): All three catches resulted in a first down and totaled 42 yards … Final catch came with less than a minute to go on the game-winning drive … vs. Arizona (Nov. 16): First career TD in Autzen Stadium came on a 22-yard reception in the third quarter.

As A Freshman (2018)
Utilized a redshirt … Saw time in the final two regular-season games.

High School
Consensus four-star, top 10 tight end and top 300 prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports … Rated the No. 1 tight end in California by ESPN and 247Sports … Ranked No. 254 in the ESPN300, No. 6 tight end in the class and a top 30 player in California … Rivals tabbed him as the No. 236 overall prospect and the No. 10 tight end … Rated No. 247 overall by 247Sports and the No. 8 tight end … Selected first-team all-state by CalHiSports as a senior … Named to the Sacramento Bee’s All-Metro team … Finished with 23 touchdown catches with 61 receptions and 1,063 receiving yards, averaging 17.4 yards per catch … Scored multiple touchdowns in seven of team’s 13 games, including four three-touchdown performances … A standout defensively as well, recording eight sacks and 15 tackles for loss and 48 tackles …  Caught 41 passes for 660 yards and five touchdowns as a junior in 2016 … Helped lead Christian Brothers to a CIF Division III Sac-Joaquin section runner-up finish … Chose Oregon over California, Colorado, Colorado State, Florida State, Hawaii, Oregon State, San Diego State, Texas A&M, UCLA, Wyoming and others.

Spencer Webb


Spencer Webb died Wednesday after falling on rock slides and hitting his head.

Webb, 22, a tight end on the Oregon Ducks football team, died when he fell on the slides west of Triangle Lake which are located about 35 miles west of the university’s campus in Eugene.

Webb joined the Ducks in 2018, where he redshirted as a freshman. He played in nine games in 2019 where he caught 18 receptions for 209 yards and three touchdowns. Webb had 13 receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown in 2021 following a pandemic-shortened 2020 season


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