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Friend Tight end Oregon Spencer Webb posted a touching tribute to the late footballer on Friday.
Kelly Kay posted a tribute on her Instagram page along with a collage of silly photos of both of them.
“My best friend, my twin flame, the love of my life. I have never loved anything as much as I love you. You were my everythingyou gave me a purpose, you showed me what it’s like to be cherished, appreciated and seen for me. We had so many big plans,” Kay wrote.
“I don’t know where to go next, but I know that you will watch over me, keeping me strong. You always put everyone else before yourself and I will try to keep the same kindness in my heart from this life to the next. one child, I love you so much and I will find you again.”
Webb died in a diving accident on the lake next to the university. He was 22 years old.
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office said Webb fell and hit his head on rock slides at Triangle Lake on Wednesday. He was found about 100 yards down a steep path.
Webb played in 11 games for Oregon last season and was expected to be the starting tight end new head coach Dan Lanning. Webb had 13 shots for 87 yards and a touchdown last season. In 2019, he had 18 catches for 209 yards and three touchdowns in nine games.
“So much life in every moment of the day. Spencer will miss your smile and energy. I love you!” Lanning wrote.