Stalwart of the Aberdeen side in their formative years, Jock was signed from Broxburn and formed a formidable full back partnership with Donald Colman. His 11-year spell with the Dons proved a fruitful time and he was in the side that went close to winning the title in 1911. He returned to Aberdeen after the War for his swan song before moving to Darwen in England as a coach. Later emigrated to the United States, where he worked in Brooklyn as a masseur and kept up his interest in football but eventually returned to Aberdeen.
In a somewhat unorthodox move, in February 1913, Hume was transferred to Airdrieonians and played in their Scottish Cup tie against St Mirren. A week later he was back in his usual place with the Black and Gold.
Eventually, because he was restricted to playing in the reserves due to Bobby Hannah's form, he sought a transfer but Aberdeen were looking for a high fee and it did not happen. It was thought that in May 1914 he had transferred to North Shields, a club which was not party to the transfer system, so that Aberdeen got no fee, but later he appealed to the Scottish League transfer committee and his fee was fixed at £200. In the end, however, he was re-engaged in August 1914 - mainly because Hannah had gone off to the Royal Engineers - and remained at Pittodrie till after the First World War. During that time he was able to continue playing because he had joined the R.A.M.C. (Territorials) and remained based in Aberdeen. He played almost another 100 first team games.
In July 1920 it was announced that Jock would finally leave the Club to become player-coach with Darwen in Lancashire. He had rendered sterling service to Aberdeen FC and went south with the best wishes of club and supporters and with the expectation that he would do well in his new role.
In later years, Jock was back in Aberdeen and did a bit of refereeing and scouting, being instrumental in the trial of several players who had been playing in the USA.
PITTODRIE TRIAL REFEREE
JOCK HUME, FORMER PLAYER, TO TAKE CHARGE OF GAME
An added attraction at the Aberdeen F.C. trial match at Pittodrie to-morrow evening will be the appearance as referee Jock Hume, the former Pittodrie fullback and a member of the famous Colman-Hume combination.
Mr Hume is home on holiday from America, where he has gained fame a referee. The appearance of an old Pittodrie favourite should help to swell the crowd, which should be well over the five figure mark as usual.
Source: Press & Journal 5th August 1937
Died in Aberdeen on 23rd October 1962.