The Raiders released a statement on Humm’s passing.
“The entire Raiders Family is deeply saddened to learn of David Humm’s passing,” the organization said in statement. “David was a true Raider in every sense and the heart of the Raider Nation goes out to his family at this time.”
Courtney Humm, daughter of David Humm, elaborated on what the franchise meant to her father.
“I know that being part of the Raiders organization is, I believe, one of the reasons he did live and fight and was as strong as he was for as long as he was being part of such a great organization and a family like the Raiders,” Courtney said via the Raiders’ website. “If you just mentioned football, he would bring up the Raiders and he would light up. I honestly believe the Raiders organization gave him the will to live.”
After being selected in the fifth round of the 1975 NFL draft by Oakland, Humm played seven seasons for the Raiders, in two stints, appearing in 76 games throwing for 494 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. He was part of the organization’s 1977 and 1984 Super Bowl wins.
Humm didn’t leave the Raider Nation after his playing days ended in Oakland as he was a part of the radio game day broadcast and provided post game analysis after each game. He was also a longtime resident of Oakland’s future home Las Vegas.