While playing at Autzen, BYU football went out of their way to honor Oregon tight end Spencer Webb, who tragically passed away this summer.
Over the summer Oregon football suffered a painful loss with the death of tight end Spencer Webb.
The 22-year-old tight end died in an accidental fall in July. The Ducks have obviously chosen to honor in him a variety of ways, including a No. 4 decal on the back of their helmets. Webb had planned to switch from No. 18 to No. 4 this season. The four-yard line is also painted gold at Autzen Stadium.
BYU, Oregon’s Week 3 opponent, also decided to pay tribute to the fallen player during their visit. The Cougars had Oregon transfer Kinglsey Suamataia carry a flag honoring his former teammate onto the field. They also left a bouquet of flowers at the marked four-yard line.
BYU football paid tribute to Oregon’s Spencer Webb
BYU didn’t have to go out of the way to show their respects to Webb and the Ducks. The fact that they did was a very classy gesture appreciated by Oregon and the rest of the college football world.
Last year, Webb caught 13 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown. He sat out the 2020 season during the COVID-19 pandemic after a standout freshman season in 2019. He had 18 receptions for 209 yards and three touchdowns.
The Ducks jumped out to a 24-7 lead over the Cougars in the first half of play. They were up 38-7 at the end of the third quarter but BYU scored 13 points early in the fourth quarter in a comeback bid.