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Former Huskers and Raiders QB David Humm dies at age 65

Former Huskers and Raiders QB David Humm dies at age 65
Nebraska quarterback Dave Humm is flanked by his head coach Tom Osborne as they listen to a dixieland jazz band greeting upon arrival in New Orleans on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1974. The 8th ranked Cornbuskers will play Florida in the Sugar Bowl New Year's Eve. (AP Photo)

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) _ David Humm, a former star quarterback at Nebraska who had a long career as a backup in the NFL, has died. He was 65.

The Raiders announced Humm’s death on Wednesday, calling him a true Raider for his seven years with the team.

Humm had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1988 and was in a wheelchair for more than 20 years. The Lincoln Journal Star said he died Tuesday night at home in Las Vegas.

Humm was a starter for three seasons at Nebraska, leading the team to top 10 finishes each season. He was a second-team All-American in 1974 when he finished fifth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy.

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