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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.

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