Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame and The Humm Family
The life of David Humm was a life filled with love, determination, and an overwhelming amount of courage in the face of diversity. A doting father, a loving brother, and a friend to many. By the age of 23, David lived out his dream of being drafted by an NFL team. He was driven by passion and a love for the game. Those who knew him best would agree that he was a champion on and off the field. He showed great courage and resilience in the face of adversity, and maintained an up-beat and compassionate personality throughout his life. David’s infectious personality, dry sense of humor and boundless heart have created a lasting legacy that will never be forgotten.
Humm was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 2, 1952 to parents Clair and Anne Humm. He attended Bishop Gorman High School, after which time he was recruited to play football at the University of Nebraska. He began his professional football career with the Oakland Raiders in 1975, and enjoyed a successful 10-year career in the National Football League (NFL). By 1997, David achieved one of the greatest accomplishments of his professional career by becoming the first inductee into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame – where his memory and accomplishments will never be forgotten.
The Humm family would like to carry on David’s legacy by awarding the David Humm Scholarship Award for Courage; to a deserving graduating high school senior, who has also faced adversity with the courage and resilience that David did throughout his entire life.