Legendary Texas Quarterback James Street Dies at 65

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Legendary Texas quarterback, James Street, who led the Longhorns to their second national title in 1969, died Monday morning.

According to reports, Street died in his home after suffering a heart attack. He was 65.

Street was an undersized, dual-threat quarterback remembered for his fiery demeanor and his untarnished 20-0 record as a starter for the burnt orange.

Mack Brown confirmed the news this morning via his twitter account. “Very sad day as we lost college FB great, good friend & wonderful man w/passing of James Street,” Brown tweeted.  “Our thoughts & prayers are w/Janie & family.”

Lacking physical gifts, Street made up for it with his will to win.

“He (Street) was going to beat you if he was an option QB, a passing QB a running back, a tight end or if he was shooting marbles or playing tennis,” Texas tight-end Ted Koy said.

Street’s achievements also went beyond the gridiron, tossing two no-hitters as a pitcher for the Longhorns baseball team from 1966 to 1969.

Prior to his death, Street lived in Austin where he pursued a career in finance. He is survived by his wife and five sons.

Brian Kendall

Part-time journalist turned full-time blogger, Brian is an online staff writer at Horns Illustrated and serves as senior staff writer for digital marketing agency Speak Social. Brian currently resides in Austin and you can read his blog at the following address: briankendall.wordpress.com