The Las Vegas Raiders dedicated the home radio broadcast booth at Allegiant Stadium in honor of the late David Humm. The Las Vegas native and longtime resident of Southern Nevada is recognized as “The Original Las Vegas Raider” and the booth is now called David Humm’s broadcast booth.
“Hummer”, as he was affectionately known, served two stints as a player – 1975-79 and 1983-84 – for the Raiders, and another as an integral member of the Silver Radio Broadcast Team and Black, providing expert analysis for the game’s action in 1995 and 1996 before moving to pre-match and post-match broadcasts through 2016. Humm, who died in 2018 aged 65 years, was a valuable player on the Raiders’ Super Bowl XI and XVIII championship-winning teams, serving as a starter for place kicks. as well as backing up Ken Stabler for five seasons and Jim Plunkett for two.
The Raiders’ 1975 fifth-round draft pick from Nebraska played 95 games over 10 NFL seasons, including 76 for the Raiders. He also played one season with the Buffalo Bills (1980) and two seasons with the Baltimore Colts (1981-82). Humm played at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, where he was an All-American quarterback and among the most drafted prospects to ever come out of Nevada State.
He went on to achieve success in Nebraska, leading the Cornhuskers to three straight AP Top 10 seasons, setting numerous Big 8 passing records, and placing fifth in the 1974 Heisman Trophy voting. He helped Nebraska to three consecutive bowl appearances, all of them victories – the 1973 Orange Bowl (1972 season), the 1974 Cotton Bowl (1973 season) and the 1974 Sugar Bowl.
Humm was the first-ever inductee into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. He was also inducted into the Nebraska Sports Hall of Fame in 1985 and in 1999, Las Vegas Review-Journal Sports Staff elected Humm as the No. 9 local athlete of the 20th century.