David Humm

David Humm
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Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1952-04-02) April 2, 1952
Place of birth: Las Vegas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school: Las Vegas (NV) Gorman
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1975 / Round: 5 / Pick: 128
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

David Henry Humm (born April 2, 1952) is a former professional football player, a quarterback in the NFL from 197584 for the Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Colts, and Los Angeles Raiders. He played college football at the University of Nebraska.

Early years

Humm attended Bishop Gorman High School, where he was and All-American prep quarterback and a heavily recruited prospect.

He accepted a scholarship from the University of Nebraska, where he was a three-year starter from 197274, under head coaches Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne. He was a part of the 1971 National Championship team as the backup quarterback.

Professional career

Humm, a left-hander, was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 1975 NFL Draft, the 128th overall pick. The next year he was a part of the Super Bowl XI championship team. He was the backup to Ken Stabler for 5 seasons and was also an effective holder for a field goals or extra points, with the unusual habit of arriving on the field with no shoulder pads, which tipped the opposing team that a fake field goal was unlikely.

In 1981, he signed as a free agent with the Baltimore Colts.[1] That year, the game between the Colts and the Dallas Cowboys would be the only start in his NFL career, in which he completed 7 of 24 passes for 90 yards and 2 interceptions, in a 13–37 loss.[2] Notably, the opposing quarterback for the Cowboys, Glenn Carano, was also making his first and only NFL start, the only time in league history two "one and done" quarterbacks have ever faced off.[3]

In 1983, he was signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Raiders.[4] The next season he was a part of the Super Bowl XVIII championship team.

Humm holds the distinction of being the only Raiders player that was a member of both the Raiders' 1976 Super Bowl XI and 1983 Super Bowl XVIII championship teams, but not the 1980 Super Bowl XV championship team in between the other two.

Personal life

After his playing career, Humm served as an analyst for Mutual Broadcasting System, the Las Vegas Posse, and the Oakland Raiders.

In 1988, Humm was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 36 and lost the use of his legs in 1997.[5] He has set up a broadcasting studio in his home and continues as a color commentator for the Oakland Raiders.


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