David Humm was a longtime contributor to the Oakland Raiders and he was a friend of RaidersSnakepit.com.
Humm died Tuesday at the age of 65 after a nearly 30-year fight with Multiple sclerosis.
Humm was drafted by the Raiders in the fifth round of the 1975 draft out of Nebraska. He spent five seasons as the backup and he was close friends with Oakland starter Ken ‘Snake’ Stabler. Stabler, of course, is the namesake of RaidersSnakepit.com and part of the proceeds of our subscription go to the XOXO Stabler Foundation, which is run by Snake’s daughter’s Kendra. She has said Humm and her father, who died in 2015, remained friends. Stabler and Humm were locker neighbors in Oakland. Humm remained friends to the Stabler family after Snake’s death.
Wednesday, Kendra Stabler remembered Humm as a sweet-hearted, considerate gentleman. He wrote her emails every week after he father’s death. He would also send heartfelt notes to her twin sons.
“I’m so devastated by this,” Kendra Stabler told our site. “He always told me how much he loved my dad and that he was always here for us. He kept saying how much my dad meant to him and how he always included him in everything … It’s so sad but, at least, they are lockermates again.”
Humm came back at the end of his career as a backup with the Raiders. He was a proud member of the Raiders’ first and third Super Bowl-winning teams.
He became part of the Raiders’ radio broadcast team after his retirement. After his disease confined him to a wheelchair 20 years ago, Humm worked from his Las Vegas home. He was a beloved figure in the Raiders’ organization. When he was inducted into the Southern Nevada Hall of Fame — he is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to come out of Las Vegas – the late Al Davis and several of his former Raiders’ teammates attended the ceremony.
The Raiders released this statement about Humm’s death: The entire Raiders Family is deeply saddened to learn of David Humm’s passing. David was a true Raider in every sense and the heart of the Raider Nation goes out to his family at this time.
RaidersSnakepit.com would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of a key member of the heyday of this franchise.