Former QB Who Led Longhorns To Championship Dies


AUSTIN (September 30, 2013)--Former University of Texas quarterback James Street, who took over the Longhorns' wishbone offense and led UT to the 1969 national championship, died early Monday, Serena Fitchard of the James Street Group said.

He was 65.

No other details were immediately available.

Street started the 1968 season as a backup but was made the starter after two games.

He led Texas to 20 consecutive victories, including the "Game of the Century" with Arkansas in 1969, a come-from-behind, 15-14 victory by the top-ranked Longhorns over No. 2 Arkansas to cap the regular season.

President Richard Nixon attended the Texas-Arkansas game and after the Longhorns' victory, declared Texas the national champions.

Street later went on to a career in finance and structured settlements.


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