Former Longhorn quarterback James Street dies at 65

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AUSTIN, TX – Sports fans across the Lone Star state are mourning the loss of former University of Texas quarterback James Street.

Street, who took over the Longhorns’ wishbone offense and led the team to victory over Arkansas in the 1969 National Championship “Game of the Century” died early Monday at the age of 65.

The announcement came from the James Street Group, his finance and structured settlement firm, but no details about his death have been released.

Street started as a backup in the 1968 season at the University of Texas but became a starter after two games.

In the 1970 Cotton Bowl, Street led what some call the most famous drive in Texas history, a 17-play drive to a touchdown giving the Longhorns its 500th all-time win and second national title.

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