James Street (quarterback)

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James Street
Date of birth: (1948-08-02)August 2, 1948
Place of birth: Longview, Texas
Date of death: September 30, 2013(2013-09-30) (aged 65)
Place of death: Austin, Texas
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
College: Texas
Organizations
Career highlights and awards
Honors: All SWC

James Lowell Street (August 2, 1948 – September 30, 2013) was an American football quarterback. He played college football at the University of Texas at Austin from 1966 to 1969. He engineered the Longhorns' wishbone offense from the third game of the 1968 season through the 1969 season, including the 1970 Cotton Bowl Classic.

He was undefeated as a starting quarterback and in his senior campaign led the Longhorns to the national championship, beating Arkansas in "The Big Shootout" and Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl Classic. Street played under coach Darrell Royal. He was also a right-handed pitcher on the Longhorns baseball team. Street tossed two no-hitters in helping lead the Longhorns to two Southwest Conference titles.

He had five sons, including San Diego Padres pitcher Huston Street.[1] He died of a heart attack at his home in Austin, Texas, on September 30, 2013.[2]

Accomplishments and records[edit]

University of Texas records

  • 1st Best Winning Percentage (Career) - 20-0, 1.000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frei, Terry (19 June 2011). "Rockies' Street lives lessons from dad, on and off field". Denver Post. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Flores, Davis (30 September 2013). "James Street dies; guided Longhorns to '69 national title". KENS5. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
Preceded by
Bill Bradley
University of Texas Quarterback
1968-1969
Succeeded by
Eddie Phillips