Obit Street Football
In this Dec. 23, 2005 photo, former Texas quarterback James Street is photographed in his Austin, Texas office. Behind him is a painting of him being congratulated by President Lyndon B. Johnson after the Notre Dame game in 1970. Street, who took over the Longhorns’ wishbone offense and led them to the 1969 national championship, has died. He was 65. Serena Fitchard of the James Street Group said Street died early Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Statesman.com, Jay Janner) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM
Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 3:50 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Small, tough and determined, James Street for nearly 30 years he was the standard of excellence that all Texas quarterbacks were measured by.
A backup who took over the Texas wishbone offense in 1968 and led the Longhorns to the 1969 national title, Street won 20 straight games, including the 15-14 victory over Arkansas in 1969 dubbed the "Game of the Century" followed by a season-capping Cotton Bowl win against Notre Dame. Texas wouldn't win another national title until Vince Young led the Longhorns to the 2005 season championship.
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