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November 08, 2013
I was eleven, saw Richard Nixon sit across the stadium from me at the 40 yard line. I carry that with me today, but what I carry most and foremost is that James Street beat my Razorbacks that day! I cried, for days, but everyday since I have appreciated and thought what a young man and competitor James Street was and what his heart was made of. I have respected him and who he is from that day forward! I watched him play his heart out to beat us! From his run to his pass to phachel, which was perfect! I never held a grudge to James Street from that day, but admired him so much as a human being and a true heart competitor! If his heart gave out, I am so sorry to his wife, and five boys, but he gave so much of it, God Blessed him early, which he deserves! I was disappointed I did not see more of his leaving us on tv than there was! James Street, you beat my Hogs in the game of the Century, but you were someone I always wished I was! Even if for Texas!
October 31, 2013
I was in the eighth when I saw James play at the old Lobo stadium he was my hero from then on.Few people know this but it was James that stopped the high school policy of giving a letter jacket every time you lettered.From '67 onward one jacket per year regardless of letters you earned that year.James earned 12 letter jackets from soph.to sen.years.4 each year for football,basketball,track & baseball.A very gifted athlete!May God bless James Street and family,Bob Gilchrist LHS'70
October 09, 2013
God bless you all for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time and we know that God is with each of you. And, know how blessed we all are (family and friends) to have so many fond and fun filled memories to hold dear and share.
October 08, 2013
God's Promise
God never promised a life without pain,
Laughter without tears or sun without rain.
But He did promise strength for the day,
Comfort for the tears and the light for the way,
And for all who believe In His Heaven above
He rewards their faith In His everlasting love.
Janie and family..
It's been years, we all stay so busy. So sorry to hear about James. You are blessed with a wonderful loving family, I pray you all can be there for one another. God Bless all of you.
October 08, 2013
My memories of Mary and James at Judson Middle School, then later at LHS are sweet. May God be with the family and mend their broken hearts.
October 07, 2013
You will be deeply missed and may wife, children, family & friends know that you inspired many. Deepest thanks for all your courage,
October 07, 2013
Janie - so sorry to hear about James. May God bless you & your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
October 07, 2013
Thinking and praying for the family at this difficult time. I will always be grateful for the wonderful work James did for the Rise school of Austin. Thank you for the support you showed our children. May the golf tournament continue on in your honor.
October 07, 2013
one of the greats of Texas longhorn football has left us. he certainly made a name for himself playing for a legendary coach in Darrel Royal. He certainly was a gentleman both on and off the field. may our dear lord grant his family peace and comfort during this sad time. rest in peace Jim and thank you for your outstanding career
October 06, 2013
October 06, 2013
I have remembered James for some 40+ years due to one reason-he was the only person in LHS that I remember who made those of us fell welcomed who entered our senior year from Judson due to a consoldiation.James went our of his way to welcome us and made a lasting impression on me. Later while at Texas Tech, I remember James coming to the fence behind the ut bench and saying hello and talking about our short time together at LHS. Later he asked me to join him in the locker room at ut after a Tech/ut game.I cannot say enough about how great those monents made me feel for so many years. He was a true gentleman and will be missed.
October 06, 2013
To James Street's family -
What a wonderful husband, & father James was I am certain - because he was a great young man, friend and athlete when we lived in Longview.
He was in my brothers grade and played football with Gary, my brother. However he was on JV when my ex-husband,Charlie Tyner, (now passed away)played for Longview Jr. High & High School and was a team mate.
We called James Jimmy back then - my family cared for Jimmy allot.
We were shocked to learn of his passing. We send our prayers and hope for your peace and comfort. He will be missed
October 05, 2013
Janie,
God bless you and your family at such a difficult time. James
was a legend and a good friend. Our prayers are with. I will
always cherish the good times and true character of the person,
not just the athlete. Our hearts are all saddened from James'
parting but enriched by having known him. David & Jane Fender
Tyler, UT 69' -70'
October 05, 2013
James will be missed. He was a wonderful father and a great example of what a father should be. Rusty & Judy Asaff
October 05, 2013
James Street has always been one of my heros.
I knew DKR couldn't be too far from him very long.
And ya know FS is just waitin' for the opportunity to see him.
I just know it.
One of the true greats.
October 04, 2013
Janie and Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. James was a wonderful man and will be missed.
October 04, 2013
May God bless James Street and his family and Mary and her family! Travis street, Mary, Helen, and the black bute. What memories. Thanks! May God Bless!
October 04, 2013
So long Slick. We will miss you. We were there, for the "Big Shoot-out". We Longhorn fans will never forget you. Best wishes to Houston, and the rest of the family. Bonnie Gae & Bill Haight. Hook 'Em
October 04, 2013
The world will miss James Street. He was well liked and very respected. The world could use many, many more like him. God Bless.
October 04, 2013
Now I have another angel to call on when UT is in a crunch. 3 cheerleaders (my son being one), 2 coaches (Royal & Landry), Cole Pittman & now a new angel, James Street. RIP James. You've earned it. You'll be missed but your memory will be kept alive. Prayers are with your family & we know this world was a better place while you were passing through.
October 04, 2013
"James Street stood for gritty determination and hard work, with the heart of a champion. As a student at UT when James was quarterbacking the team, I thank him for the great memories he helped to create."
October 04, 2013
1969 was my freshman year at UT. James Street was highly respected, admired, and loved. His passing comes way too soon. Saying prayers for his extended family.
October 04, 2013
When he smiled the room lit up. Loving husband and father, faithful friend and neighbor, superior athlete. Now that light has dimmed and only an orange glow remains, but we will always remember that brilliant smile that shown so brightly .
We love you all,
Geralyn & Harry Vine
October 04, 2013
I was so sad to hear James had been taken away from us. I had the pleasure of working for James at ESP and James Street Insurance. He was one of a kind. There is nothing James couldn't do - he was the most gifted person I have ever met. He had a wonderful heart and was always ready to help. I have not seen James, Janie, or the children in years but have always kept them in a special place in my heart. They are people you will never forget. Texas has truly lost a legend too early. Janie, I am so sad for you and the children. Just remember he will be looking down and helping all of you through this sad time. God had a special need in heaven for taking James away from all of us too soon! God bless you all.
October 04, 2013
You will always be one of my heros, James Street. My first year in Austin, as a 10-11 yr old, was one of my best! My blood turned burnt orange and I became a life-long Longhorn fan. The Great Shootout of '69 will forever be ingrained in my heart and soul. Thank you James, Coach Royal and the '69 Texas Longhorns for that very special memory.
You have now made first string, James. Coach Royal has a new playbook and is waiting to put you into the greatest game you will ever play.
HORNS UP! THE EYES OF TEXAS ARE UPON YOU!
My deepest condolences to you, Janie. You and your beautiful family were so blessed with such a wonderful man, a loving husband and father and a dear friend to hundreds, if not thousands.
God bless you. Cherish the precious memories...
October 04, 2013
James was an icon among many great UT athletes and made Longhorns everywhere so very proud. His heroics during the 1969 National Championship football season have spoken for themselves for 44 years and will never be forgotten. A fine person and family man, his loss is great. He made a real difference to so many. May God bless James' eternal soul and give comfort to his family. RIP, no. 16. You were a true leader and role model, young man.
October 04, 2013
Dear Janie, Mary, Sewell, and the Street family,
My father, Fred Cook, and I are very saddened to hear the news of James' passing. James was quite an AMAZING man who has positively touched so many lives throughout the years. He has been a gift to all of us and a part of our family.
Although, you may not remember me, your mother, Mrs. Street, was very close friends with my grandmother, Alleyene Cook Davidson. Our families lived across the street from each other in Longview. In fact, Mary and James often babysat me. Although I was quite small, I do remember the fun I had with them. So, we have many fond memories of sharing life's journey together.
Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.
James is now with the angels and will forever be in our hearts.
Love,
Marisa Cook Hurst
October 04, 2013
A leader in every sense of the word -determination, character and goodwill defined him. James was an extraordinary
human being and we are all better for the time he spent on this earth. God Bless his memory and his wonderful family.
October 04, 2013
I was a senior at William B. Travis High School and working at Green Pastures when James Street and the Longhorn team played Arkansas. James Street was one heck of a quarterback and his days and years forward will be remembered forever with our hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this very sad time. James is now with Our Lord with my Dad and so many others. James, when you see my Dad be sure to give him my love and hugs and kisses. Also, the two of you together can do the "HOOK 'EM HORNS!" We love you and both of you will be truly missed!

With Sympathy, Carolyn Macha Trott, Green Valley, AZ
October 04, 2013
As a student at LHS, James exhibited the qualities even then that made him a most outstanding human being. We all knew how extremely gifted he was, but he never flaunted his gifts. His kindness and empathy for others was always in the forefront. He came from humble beginnings, and worked hard for his family even as a teen. Also, he had one of the most eloquent singing voices in our concert choir. I have fond memories of James, Mary, and their mom, in our small east Texas community. My heartfelt prayers go out to his Janie and the boys, Mary and Sewell and their families. He is missed, but not gone from our hearts.
October 04, 2013
James was a one of the best guys I ever knew. Even though I haven't had contact with him since high school, I thought of him often and was even telling a story about him to a group of guys just last week. He made an impression on my life just like he did with scores of others. My prayers and thoughts are with the Street family.
October 04, 2013
I was the Limo driver for Jordan and Justin senior night graduation for Westlake and the pit boss for James' last company boat casino party on Town Lake and I knew him a little-talked to him as a student at Nighthawk on Guadalupe -I was 3 years his junior but as a UT student he made all our lives better -Bless his whole family and Longhorn Nation in his memory
October 04, 2013
Thanks for the memories. You came along when our state and nation really needed you. Blessings. to the Street family.
October 04, 2013
He was a football legend and I'm honored to have had the privilege of meeting a true hero.
October 04, 2013
I saw James Street on TV when I was in Jr High when he played in that REMARKABLE Texas Shootout against Arkansas ! He was my inspiration that day and, the icing on the cake was watching The Longhorn Band at half-time ! I was SOLD ! I went to UT and became a member of The Longhorn Band and am now a member of The Longhorn Alumni Band ! From one Longhorn to another... Thanks James ! Hook 'Em !
May The Good Lord welcome you with open arms. With all my Admiration and Respect. Danny Gonzales (LHB '72-'73)
October 03, 2013
Janie and family,
Janie,You are in my prayers. James was my first hero. You and your family good friends. God bless you all,liz Chapman
October 03, 2013
Aside from all his accomplishments, James was a very GOOD man. And that is what we have lost. God bless James and all his family.
October 03, 2013
Got his autograph on my Sports Illustrated just 4 weeks ago in Little Rock. Waited 44 years to have him sign it. He was the best !
October 03, 2013
Guys like James seem to have kind of immortal quality about them. I never thought of him being. Undersized. Thanks for being the young man who threw perhaps the most famous pass in all of NCAA history!
October 03, 2013
James. No words can express what your smile meant to me as you and Janie greeted me and my young boys, often as the last to get into the church on so many Sunday mornings. No words had to be spoken. We just knowingly smiled as we sat on the window ledge among a gaggle of our collective children while they fidgeted. You will be missed! But you are so remembered! Peace, James.
October 03, 2013
Texas lost a football hero this week. His life influenced many young people, both on and off the field. A true Texas legend will be missed.
October 03, 2013
James was always so great to be around, such an inspiring person. Janie and boys you are in our prayers.
October 03, 2013
Growing up James' family lived just a couple of blocks from my brothers & I and we all went through school with James & Mary. I am sorry for your loss Mary. James was a great all around kid and was nice to everyone and that smile will last for ever. My daughter and grandson, Austin, are Longhorn followers as myself & knew everything about James' career and we also have been following Houston's ability. James was an awesome human being. God Bless his wife and family and give them the strength they need.
October 03, 2013
Janie,
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sherry Rehfeld McColpin
October 03, 2013
He was my favorite quarterback. I had the obortunity to meet him twice. Once in 1970 at a book signing and again years later on a plane to Maui. I got to chat with him about his football days and congratulate him on his enshrinement in the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame. He will be missed, my sympathies to his family.
October 03, 2013
My heart goes out to you Janie, and to your family. May the memories of your life together be always with you and your family.
October 03, 2013
James I will never forget the only time I ever met you was at a book signing in Houston. You didn't know me, yet you spent an hour talking about the Wishbone T offense with me....the lead step, the adjustment step, the mesh point and all those wonderful stories about Worster. I was a wishbone quarterback in high school and I was loving every minute of our conversation. This in a small way explifies what kind of person you were. Always giving of your time. Rest in peace my friend, and tell Coach Royal hello.
Billy Wright
Houston, Texas
October 03, 2013
I was fortunate to be at UT when Street played. It was an exciting time...thanks for the memories, James . A good man. My thoughts & prayers are with his family.
October 03, 2013
My brother, John, and James grew up together...playing in the streets of Longview and on the baseball field. Now that they are both in heaven, I am sure old times will be rehashed over again.
Being 6 years younger, most of my brother's friends looked upon me as the little brat always trying to hang around. But James was different! He was always kind to me and never tried to get rid of me. I remember once when the boys teased him for sitting down and playing with me for a few minutes. He just laughed at them. He was a special kind. My sympathy and prayers go out to the entire family.
October 03, 2013
I was a senior in high school when UT won, and I was in love with James. Fast
forward, my daughter was in love with Houston. I am so sorry for everyone.
Sarah M.
October 03, 2013
It's the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you Janie and the boys will remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. And even though it seems like you never recover from your loss, it is these memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles. Coach Royal needed a new QB and indeed summoned a loyal follower. May his spirit experience celestial peace and heavenly bliss and forever Hook Em.
October 03, 2013
James Street was a great quarterback and an even better baseball pitcher. However, I remember him as a nice guy who happened to be a great Longhorn hero. James, we will miss you. Thanks for all the great memories and sympathies to your family. Rest in Peace.
October 03, 2013
My heart goes out to the entire Street family for their loss of James. James Street not only was a tremendous athelete but an even better man. Number 16 should be retired at UT not only for what James did on the field but off as well.James puched his ticket to heaven a long time ago.May God Bless his family and James rest in peace never to be forgotten.
October 03, 2013
MCCOY-YOUNG-WILLIAMS-CAMPBELL-NOBIS-LAYNE...

and nobody from the '69 Horns? What's missing? STREET!

Retire #16 today!

RIP James Street--you were a gamer.
October 03, 2013
Condolences to the family of James. I'm just one of the lucky human beings to have lived on earth at the same time and enjoy all the Longhorn splendor he could spread. It was wonderful.
October 03, 2013
I grew up on Travis St., Longview, James, his sister Mary- older brother Sewell lived on Travis also, I recall sand lot football with James and his brother, both were good athletes and good guys, James went on to perfrom at a high level in sports and as a good person, he will be missed.
October 03, 2013
I offer my deepest sympathies to the family of James Street. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you comfort and peace with your memories of such a special person.


Sincerely,
October 03, 2013
I attended LHS, class of '65! I had geometry class with James, one of my least favorite subjects! Being shy, I didn't respond well to the teacher's "challenging" method of teaching. I had to put a problem on the board one day and explain it; when the teacher began to challenge every step in the problem, I simply froze. James came to my defense and rescued me. He will always be my hero! So sorry for your loss. May you feel God's loving embrace through your sorrow.
Amanda Jane Waddell DeMunbrun, LHS class of '65
October 03, 2013
James was a friend when I didn't have many. I believe he will be a starter for the Lord . May God give the family stregth.
October 03, 2013
I know my dear sister was there to welcome James to Heaven - there's a crowd from Longview there to greet him! We were always so proud to say we grew up with James Street! My prayers go to his wife and sister and family. Carol Dickinson
October 03, 2013
I met James at Coach Royals 80th birthday party for the first time, even tho I was working the event he still took the time to take a picture and tell a few jokes! I also had the honor to see him on game days and for the many events he attended at UT. He was always a breath of fresh air and always ready with a smile and a hug every time we met. My sympathies to ms. Janie and the boys. R.I.P. James you were an amazing man whom I looked forward to seeing ! Hook um! Ms. Joyce, formally of the UT Club
October 03, 2013
James was a good friend growing up and playing ball together.
October 03, 2013
I watched James throw footballs and baseballs with the kids in our neighborhood many years ago in Longview. As a young man, he was someone to idolize, even then. And what a legend Mr. Street turned out to be. May your family be blessed with peace and comfort as prayers are offered up by so many for you.
October 03, 2013
A rare few are legends in their own time. Fewer still deserve such. James Street and his family earned that honor.
October 03, 2013
I saw this True Legend play football when I attended my first UT game when I was in junior high. I was visiting my Aunt and Uncle in Austin. Such a sweet memory I hold in my heart. Rest in Peace, dear James. Your memory will live on forever at the University of Texas and in our hearts. Hook 'em.
October 02, 2013
We've lost a great one.
RIP and Hook em
October 02, 2013
I was at UT for part of James' time there, and one evening I saw him at the Broken Spoke. He didn't know me from Adam, but you wouldn't have known that from the way he treated my friend and me. Classy guy!!!
October 02, 2013
I am very very sorry for the early passing of a very great man. He will always be one of my favorite football heroes! My wife and I sat behind him and his wife several years ago at a TEXAS-O U game. I told James that I listened to the national championship game of 1969 game on Armed Forces Radio in Vietnam. James and his wife were so kind to talk with me during the game and thanked me for my service to our country. That is a lifetime experience I will never forget. The Eyes of Texas are upon you and your family James Street!!!
October 02, 2013
James Street will always be a hero to me. He and Coach Royal gave me the best football memories of my life. It was great to watch James's son Huston achieve all the things he has done at Texas and in professional baseball. James Street was not just a remarkable person and athlete; he has been a remarkable father and human being. May God comfort his family who will always have the knowledge of the love he had for them as the paramount thing in his life, and an appreciation of all the things that make him so special to his Longhorn family. This is truly a case of the good dying far too young. Pax eternum, James--you earned it through the life you led, and peace and blessings to your family in this difficult time.
October 02, 2013
My sincerest condolences to the Street family. I emailed Mr. Street about a year ago and asked if he would sign a photo for my collection. He responded with a great action shot from the Cotton Bowl victory against Notre Dame and a letter about the National Championship season. It's something I'll always treasure. A fine man who will surely be missed.
October 02, 2013
Watched The Shootout as a 12 year old. It's the first football game where i can recall being totally involved. I became an Arkansas fan that day - but my respect for James Street also started at the same time. i'm certain he made a phenomenal impact on his family and those fortunate to know him. Taken way too soon.
October 02, 2013
I'm SHOCKED my heart goes to you Slick was the best.
October 02, 2013
Dance with who brung ya. Thanks for the wonderful memories Mr. Street. You are Texas football.
October 02, 2013
A true legend has left our midst , but burned into our hearts and minds forever....Rest in peace , hero.....
October 02, 2013
Long after the football acolades, we came upon James as a competitor. When we got to know him later, we met a wonderful, smart, trusting and driven man. It wasnt until i went to a UT/Nebraska game with him that i began to understand the respect and admiration he held within the hearts of many Texans. We have had the priveledge of working with him for many years, and he was indeed our friend. We are so saddened by his untimely death, and commented upon learning of it, why do the good die young? In addition to the many things already said, we will miss his smiles, singing and storytelling. He was a great person, leader, and above all else, our beloved friend.
October 02, 2013
Janie, may God bless you and your family. As a UT graduate in 1969 I never met James personally, though I know several former baseball and football teammates who spoke glowingly about James and his influence on them. May the love of all of his supporters and the peace of his being in a better place give you strength in this difficult time.
October 02, 2013
RIP Mr. Street. You were my hero and I will always remember you as one of the greatest Longhorns ever. My prayers go out to the Street family. God be with you all!
October 02, 2013
“O Christ, give rest to the souls of Thy servants with the saints, where there is no sickness, sorrow or sighing, but everlasting life.”
Prayer for the Departed – Eastern Orthodox Church

Prayerfully,
Rev. Protodeacon & Mrs. George Haloulakos

I recall James Street as being undefeated as a starter (20-0) and culminating his college career with a come-from behind win in the Cotton Bowl over Notre Dame and winning the national title. In an era replete with legendary QBs like Roger Staubach (Navy), Gary Beban (UCLA) and Joe Namath (Alabama), it was James Street who was named #1 QB on the All-Decade Team for the 1960s [by Sports Illustrated magazine writer Dan Jenkins in his book Saturday's America] for his peerless leadership skills. Mr. Street was known as "Mr. Excalibur" as he led his team to victory in college football's centennial year of 1969. May his memory be eternal!
October 02, 2013
Janie, my prayers have been with you this week. God has really big shoulders and hands; may you feel His love and presence in the coming days and weeks. You were blessed with a wonderful man to walk alongside.
Sincerely, Lynn Koy McGoldrick
October 02, 2013
Much too young in body and mind to leave us. James and I competed against each othe in high school football and track while I was a Tyler Lee Rebel, and we became friends. We worked together at John Prothro's ranch with other UT players for a couple of summers while in college. I will always remember James' laughing smile, good natured ribbing and competitive, in a good way, spirit. You will be missed, Little Lobo.

Jimmy Graham
October 02, 2013
Thanks for the memories... An absolute Champion on and off the field. We have lost a true Texas Legend. Rest in Peace.
October 02, 2013
There are several connections that allowed me to cross paths more than once with James Street...always friendly, humble, and would look you in the eye while speaking with conviction. A Texas treasure that will be missed for sure by those who knew you well, met you a few times , or simply admired you on the field.
October 02, 2013
Sewell, we are so saddened to hear about your Dear Brother James. There is no words that can comfort you, Janie and the rest of the Street family right now. It is such a shock and no one knows better than I on what lies ahead in this great loss! We are here for you any time that you need us. We love you Sewell and time is what will heal the pain of this great loss to the Street family. God Bless the Street family at this time of sorrow.
Love you all,
Barbara Schroeder Hill and family
October 02, 2013
Janie and Family,

It has been a great pleasuring working with James and he has become a friend to me. I will miss our conversations and working with him. He was truly a great man and he will be deeply missed. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers in this tough time.
October 02, 2013
I grew up with James in Longview, playing ball with him thru high school. My dad was his Little League coach and nobody wanted to bat against James. I followed him to Austin and UT, watched him pitch at Clark Field and play football. I saw him frequently at UT baseball games sitting behind home plate, watching his sons play. He was cordial when we met, always asking about my dad. He had a big smile, firm handshake and was always so positive. He will surely be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Janie and his family during this time. God Bless. LHS class of '67, UT class of '72.
October 02, 2013
To the Street Family,Iam so sorry to hear about James.My thoughts and prayers are with you.I knew him when he was in high school.My then husband was his barber,and kept his hair looking perfect.He was such a polite and humble young man.I feel very blessed to have known him.Rest In Peace James.
October 02, 2013
Thanks for forty plus years of excitement reliving the '69 Championship game against Arkansas. I was in the Astrodome watching Jets-Oilers, Namath broke the Jets huddle and a roar went out from the crowd. Jo Willie was clearly confused as to why, the scoreboard had just posted the 15-14 score and, it seemed, that more fans were watching the scoreboard than were watching the game.
You will be sorely missed but, thanks for the many memories of your on the field exploits.
October 02, 2013
My sister Nancy was in James' Longview High graduating class in 1966 and I followed a year later. I had the good fortune of playing Pony League baseball with James, and being his catcher was fun, but painful as he could throw the ball so hard. We also sang together in Mr. Teat's choir at LHS, and James was as competitive and skillful in that venue as he was in football or baseball.

Our family grew up just blocks from James' family in South Longview. None of us had much in the way of possessions, but we learned good lessons, and James, despite his fame, always maintained his humble, dignified and kind manner.

What a wonderful legacy he left.
October 02, 2013
Thanks for the memories, Jimmy, Scout Troop 89 will never forget you. Rest in Peace
October 02, 2013
To the Street Family,

I was a Razorback cheerleader during the 1969 Ark/Texas game. Upset though I was with the final score, I came to realize that true warriors played on both teams. I admired his talent, and from what I've heard from former Hog players, James was a true gentleman.
With sympathy,
Suzanne Ritchie
October 02, 2013
Thank you James for all the great memories over the years. Hook Em!
October 02, 2013
God Bless you Jams, I have the best memories of you as a child! I always looked up to you! Love you! Lisa Smothers
October 02, 2013
You were the man. What a memory I have of your performance in the game with Arkansas. Have seen it ten times on the Longhorn Network.

Rest in Peace

B. A.Acevedo, Jr
Waco, Texas
UTEX 1979
October 02, 2013
Always thought the world of you! You will be greatly missed...
October 02, 2013
James, it's been over 45 years since we roamed the halls of Moore-Hill with Super Bill, "Chief" Abbott, Stone, Koy and countless others. Your energy and attitude were contagious and spread optimism throughout the DKR program. RIP. Joe Doenges
October 02, 2013
To the Street Family,Our Prayers are with y'all.
October 02, 2013
Have a few memories of James, Bill Bradley, Tommy Asaff, Ken Gidney and a few others spending a couple summers at John Prothro's ranch in Tyler, TX. I was a young 15 yr old girl that watched them bale hay and work hard on that ranch. They would pile up in one of Prothros' UT orange vehicles (there were several) and ride around and honk every time they went by my house. I took my transistor radio over to them the day that Whitman was shooting from the tower and we all listened together. They were all so nice to me. My sister graduated from UT in the 50s so my family have always been Longhorns. I met James again in Austin in the early 80s when he came into the firm where I worked. We had a good laugh about Prothro. I just bet they are laughing together again. My sympathies to the family and friends. My heart hurts too, as I am only 3 yrs younger.
October 02, 2013
My heart is broken with the passing of my dear friend and "Boss". Assisting dear James with his business and his wonderful family has been my pleasure for the past 22 years. I have been truly blessed.
October 02, 2013
To the Street family- thanks for sharing James with the Longhorn fans all these years- my prayers are with you during this difficult time. I recall seeing him at baseball games watching Huston, Jordan, and Juston play and he was always so gracious to people who wanted to meet him or an autograph. James Street was a winner in more places than the sporting fields- he was a genuine class act! May God comfort you and bless you all

Tracy Schremp- UT grad 1989
October 02, 2013
Truly James was one of my boyhood idols, one of those rare larger than life people who are at their best when the chips are down. I was only 13 years of age when he took the reins of QB from 'Super Bill' Bradley and went on the become the only undefeated starting QB in UT's storied history. Those were emotionally charged years with the famous comeback wins over the Hogs and the Irish and later the loss of Freddie Steinmark. The kid from Gregg County Texas was one of a kind and my prayers are for his family that they remember that one day 'our faith shall become sight when God shall make all things new.'
Kevin May MD, San Antonio
October 02, 2013
So sorry for the loss of great friend and family man. My condolences to the Street Family. Your friend from school days at UT and later Austin.

Missy Berger
October 02, 2013
As a youngster growing up in the Hill Country Street was one of my football heroes. Although I later became an Aggie James still remains a hero. God Speed Sir, and thanks for the memories.
October 02, 2013
A SPECIAL MAN WHO WAS LOVED BY MANY AND
WILL BE MISSED GREATLY. "One Day At A Time". My thoughts and prayers go with the family.
October 02, 2013
Mary, so very sorry about James. What a loss for you and the family and his friends.

Charlie and Janie Ellsworth Harrison
October 02, 2013
Mary, so very sorry about James. What a huge loss for you and all of the family and his friends.
October 02, 2013
Oct. 2, 2013

He is not gone. He is just away.
October 02, 2013
My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort strengthen you during this time of sorrow and in the days ahead. E.D. Park Forest, IL.
October 02, 2013
James,
James you were a great father, friend,and teammate.You were our leader on those 68&59 teams and we are really going to miss you. Rest in peace my friend.
Scott Palmer
October 02, 2013
I was very young when James quaterbacked for UT. I was awed by his incredible performance, which was only surpassed by his humility. My prayers are with his family.
October 02, 2013
May the God who gives peace be with all of YOU. Amen.-Roman 15"33.. I am sorry for your loss.
October 02, 2013
God rest the soul of a great person in James Street.
October 02, 2013
From my time as the ball boy for the 1969 Longhorn football team through my career as an attorney in Austin, James always treated me like he was thrilled to see me. He was gracious, caring and had an incredible enthusiasm for life. I will miss his friendship. God bless the Street family and thank you for sharing James with us all of these years.
October 01, 2013
I graduated Longview High School in 1969 and followed James Street's career at UT. It was because of James that I became a Longhorn fan! James, you will always be in my heart and my memories.
October 01, 2013
James Street said at his 1999 Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame Induction: "It was these Longhorn players around me that made this skinny kid from Longview, TX look any good"
October 01, 2013
A TRUE LONGHORN LEGEND. What a loss to the UT Family. God bless you James and your wonderful family
October 01, 2013
With the passing of Coach Royal and now James Street, two of my college days heroes are now gone. I will never forget watching the historic game against Arkansas up here in Colorado and how the Longhorns just never quit. Though not a Longhorn fan or UT alum I was pulling for them all the way. RIP and thank you for all the thrills.
October 01, 2013
To the Street family, continue to keep faith and love one another. James' strong faith in god and love of his family will be his legacy. Both my brother and I were Lobo's and greatly admired him. His work on this earthly plane is finished but his love will remain eternal.
October 01, 2013
to Huston so sorry to hear bout your dad im a friend of your teammate luke gregersons family I follow sports on a daily basis never new your dad was such a big hero in texas but I can tell by all the outpouring of love and support what people thought of him god bless you Huston and the rest of the family I have experienced the pain you are all feeling and I no its not easy to get over just wanted to send my sincere condolences
October 01, 2013
Your great smile will be missed at your grandson's baseball and flag football games! It was an honor to have laughed and enjoyed the games with you and your family.
October 01, 2013
Your exploits on the field made for a very memorable senior year for me. Thanks for the memories. Rest in peace.
October 01, 2013
Coach Royal needed a new QB and summoned a true friend and loyal follower. He called on one of the all time best.....RIP James!!!
October 01, 2013
Everyone is born with a purpose in life. James excelled at each and every purpose. He was the best husband, the best father, brother, son, friend, businessman, athlete and one of the best University of Texas supporters around. What more could anyone ask? I am so thankful of the time we spent with James and Janie, the laughs, the stories, the friendship. James will missed by everyone who had the great fortune of being in his life. Janie, may you and the boys find peace and comfort through all of the people who love you. Cheryl Ray
October 01, 2013
I have fond memories of James as a kid. My Uncle Mike Campbell was the Defense Coach for Texas and my two cousins Tom and Mike played on the same team. We went to several games as a kid and one year James gave his jersey to my little sister who wore it as a night gown for several years until it just about fell apart. He and my cousins were childhood heroes of mine and being at the games and being able to go in the athletic dorm was such a thrill and James giving up his jersey put the icing on the cake. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the many that always looked to him as their leader.
October 01, 2013
My heart is broken. Reminds us all of our Mortality. Rest in peace James.

Barker D. Chunn, Jr.
October 01, 2013
I had the pleasure of being seated next to Mr. Street on a return flight to Austin many years ago. He was gracious with his time and it made for a memorable trip home.
October 01, 2013
Having gone to LHS and UT with James, I had enormous respect and admiration for him as both an athlete and person. God bless you James and your family.
October 01, 2013
I went to high school in Longview, graduated 68, I think I went one year when James was there, but I saw the Big Shootout game and was a Longhorn ever since, went there two yrs in the 70's...loved Austin, and james was certainly an icon.. for the state of Texas, like Earl Campbell, maybe bigger
October 01, 2013
I never got to meet James Street in person, but because of him I have many fond memories of my Saturdays in 1968 and 1969! My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and sons at this time.
October 01, 2013
I was 10 years old. The family was gathered to watch the big game between UT and Arkansas. When James Street marched Texas to the winnng score we all cheered. From that day on Street has always remained a UT legend in my mind.
October 01, 2013
Janie and kids my prayers are with you.
October 01, 2013
A beautiful new Angel. Rest in peace, James
October 01, 2013
I have been raised a Longhorn fan. Although I was a young teenage girl we were on the floor of my aunts living room yelling at STREET to bring the horns home. Precious memories with my family as we learned to love James Street that wonderful 1969 season. I will never forget his leadership and devotion to U T. May God bless his family and loved ones. You are in our prayers
October 01, 2013
After going to a high school in Houston whose football glory days were in suspension; I wanted to go to a university with a winning football team. Well did I get lucky and feel like I owe a "Longhorns" share to James Street. I did come from a family of Longhorns and valued the academic side of going to UT. Nothing will ever compare to being a football fan and the excitement of being fortunate to have attended while James played there. All through the years afterward it's been such a great feeling to be honored to be a small part of what has to be one of the greatest eras in sports. Finally I want to express my gratitude and condolences to him and his family for setting such a great example both on and off the field and making my life's experiences so full of joy and pride. Sincerely John Santamaria BA Univ of Texas 1972
October 01, 2013
Rest in peace, James. Such a sad loss. Hook'Em.
October 01, 2013
James was a celebrity who was out there visible and generous of his time, from autographing a UT student's program in an elevator to taking time out of his lunch hour to sit down with a handicapped man who idolized him and just wanted to meet him. Besides being a great football player he was a generous kind hearted great person.He touched many more lives then he was ever aware,just by being the first class human being he was.
Sympathy and prayers to the Street family and those close to them,
Yours in Christ,
Mr&Mrs Alfred C Edwards
Lexington,Tx
October 01, 2013
I am a Longview native and was sent to Mr. Teat for student teaching. James was a senior. The following fall I began teaching elementary music in central Texas . I had more boys in my 5th and 6th grade choir because of James. He spoke at one of our junior highs and some of my boys went to hear him. They got to speak to him and asked him about choir. He told them how much he had enjoyed choir and they would enjoy it too. No problem after that. During the summers I worked on my masters at UT and never missed a televised game during the fall.
October 01, 2013
My father (god rest his sole} told me of all the great moments that James had as a Longhorn and as I grew up I read about a man who cared about his family and the University of Texas. He is a big part of why I am a VERY BIG LONGHORN FAN. God Speed and Hook em in Heaven......
October 01, 2013
Remembering Moving to Austin in 1968 and my Dad coming home telling me, so excitedly Texas won, Texas won! After about the the 4th or 5th week I said who are the longhorns ?
My dad would watch the game on TV and sat beside him and saw James Street for the first time and saw how James would pitch the ball out at the last split second just as he was getting tacked or at times before his body hit the ground. I was 8 years old at the time, and said to myself what an awesome player. That image of James street sticks to me to this very day.
Tears filled my eyes when my dad told me the news. To James, " God bless you" and to James family, " God be with you"
October 01, 2013
Although there were only 3 years difference in our ages, James was the only real sports hero I ever had as a kid and a #16 Texas jersey the only jersey I have ever owned. A true Texas legend. HORNS UP!
October 01, 2013
I and my husband and children ran across a muddy field to see the 'Horns deplane when they returned from THE GAME in Arkansas. And there came the shining face of our hero, James Street, as he came down the stairs toward us. And he really was heroic that day. I shall never forget that moment. I should like to send special hugs to Ryan and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love
October 01, 2013
Within the past year or so, James and I were visiting and somehow the subject of heaven came up. James said he hoped to go to heaven, but felt like God would not ask him about a '4th and 3' long pass. Instead, he thought the questioning would be more along the lines of 'How did you treat and help people'!
James, you got an A++!
October 01, 2013
The is one thing I can say about James. A great teammate with unselfish desire to make his team better and the best at competing to win. He will be missed for the way he played and the life he lived. I am blessed to have played with him and known him as just a great person. Larry Hardy, Baseball, 1968-70
October 01, 2013
The example that James left for young people to follow will never be forgotten. The times we spent together as Lobos, on and off
the field, will always be cherished. May God bless the Street family. Coach Votto. Gaddis
October 01, 2013
Great memories of you at UT....on & off the football field! RIP
October 01, 2013
October 01, 2013
Our very deepest condolences.
October 01, 2013
So sorry to hear about the passing of James Street. As a lifelong Longhorn fan, his great accomplishments will never be forgotten. #16 was a great player and from what I have read, an even greater man! RIP Mr. Street and my condolences to his family.
October 01, 2013
Thanks for all the great times I had growing up wathing you at Texas. Hook Em.
October 01, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Janie and the family. God rest his soul - James was a great man, much love Vicky and Steve Letson
October 01, 2013
James and I played high school ball and were on the track team - though I was never 1/10th the athlete James was. Of all my memories of him the one that sticks with me the most was the day of the JFK assassination. We had a football game that night and as usual the team spent most of the day together. I remember James explaining last rights to all of us good Baptist and Methodist east Texans. With tears in his (and all of our) eyes he told us it was over ... the President was dead. James was far more than "just" a great athlete. Another teammate gone.
October 01, 2013
I Will never forget watching theTexas Arkansas football game.I'm from Columbia tn.I was 16 yrs old he was such a leader that day an never forgot who he was . It was sad when Iseen his name go across my tTV on ESPN.
October 01, 2013
My condolences to the James Street family and friends. My home were I grew up was three streets away from James' home. My mother would take me to a shoe store in downtown Longview where we would buy shoes from James' father. His father was a very nice man. In high school, I remember James smiling in the hallways of Longview High School. When at UT, I remember in December 1969 after the Texas/Arkansas game walking down to the campus. I was photographing the Tower, lighted in orange, on the north-west corner of 24th and Whitis. I remember thinking of James Street and his making me feel good about his accomplishments with his teammates. Although I did not know him personally, because of his accomplishments, he brought a sense of pride to me. Through his outstanding talent, he made others feel good. Isn't that a wonderful quality!

Paul Johnston - LHS '65; UT '69
October 01, 2013
I will always remember the grit and character you displayed when you played. As a kid, I watched you on the football and baseball fields and always found you to be an inspiration. This is a definite loss for the rest of us.
October 01, 2013
Knew James after his college days when he was in the insurance business in Austin. He always had that infectous smile and great laugh, wish I had know him better. Heart felt sympathies to his wife, sons and all the family and friends. He will be long remembered as a true Longhorn, Austinite and Texan. Shalom
October 01, 2013
Very early one Mother's Day morning a few years ago, I slipped into the West Lake Village HEB to purchase a card for my lovely wife. I was alone in the card aisle, looking at the cards and trying to pick the best one. I sensed a gentleman approaching me at this early hour, and looked right into the eyes of James Street, who wanted to know what I thought of the card he had chosen for his wife. I don't recall what I said, but it wasn't until the gentleman left that I realized he was none other than the legend, who seemed so earnest and sincere about getting the right card for his bride. My impression of him was that of a kind and loving husband and father who loved his family.

And that is the best epitaph of all for any man.

Hook 'em. And rest in eternal peace.
October 01, 2013
I remember James hanging out w/ Willie & Waylon and Dr John Young. James loved to impersonate Buddy Holly and watch Waylon impersonate Elvis. Always a class guy. Always. RIP James.
October 01, 2013
All James could do, is beat you and that he did; 20 - 0. For me one of the greatest pictures in Longhorn history was from the 20th and his last game vs Notre Dame. The picture captures James and DKR on the sideline during a timeout with the scoreboard in the background. It read Texas 14 - Notre Dame 17; 4th quarter, 2:26 remaining, 4th and 2 at the ND 10 yard line. Street to Speyrer got the first down and Dale ran it in for the TD. Texas 21 - ND 17..
My sincerest prayers and wishes for God's blessing and peace to the Street family during this time. Thank you for sharing James with the Longhorn Nation all these years. "'Til Gabriel blows his horn."
Godspeed, Jim
October 01, 2013
October 01, 2013
#12 on the roster #1 in our hearts.
Longview Lobos 1966.
Susan Pruett Class 1967
October 01, 2013
James Street broke my heart on that cold December 6, 1969, just as he did to thousands of other Razorback fans. But a funny thing happened as the years passed. I, and other UA fans, grew to respect and admire Street and the rest of that great Texas team. If we had to lose that game, then I'm glad we lost to a coach, a team and a quarterback with class. So Wooooo Pig Soooie, and in your honor, James, Hook 'em Horns.
October 01, 2013
Mr. Street you will be sorely missed by many. While I did not know you for your football skills, I did know you for being an incredible father to your son and my classmate, Ryan Street. Without you, I would not have had such a great childhood friend! Thank you James. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Street family during this very difficult time.
October 01, 2013
Darrell,Freddie, and now you James. What a trio of LEGENDS watching over the Longhorns @ DKR. I wanna play on that team at The Big house in the sky. Memories? Many!!! Hook em' Forever!!
October 01, 2013
James was known for and be remembered for no matter what his success, he treated the rest of us with class and kindness. What an amazing person.
October 01, 2013
James,
Thank you for the impact you made on my life. I was born 4 years after you won the 1969 National Championship as was your son Ryan Street. It was a great honor to play football at Dripping Springs High School with your son (which was also a great athlete)and a great honor to know you and hear all your inspiring stories. I am greatful for the time we had. I will miss you James. God Bless you.
October 01, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with Janie and the family. He was one of the best men I have ever known.
October 01, 2013
My condolences to his entire family. It was a privilege to have been a friend and teammate of James so many years ago. He was a born leader, fun to be around, and a great competitor. God Bless.
October 01, 2013
On behalf of the UT Golf Club family, our deepest sympathies to the Street family. James was a great man. We will proudly display the STREET name on cart #16...
October 01, 2013
I Played golf with James several times at various insurance functions. He really got a kick out of me telling him that in 1969 I was listening to the "game", when I was in Viet Nam, on a small transistor radio. When he threw the pass there was so much noise on the radio that I thought the announcer said that he had fumbled, and lost, the ball. I got so mad that I crushed the radio with my rifle butt. The next day I was reading the Stars and Stripes newspaper and saw where Texas had won the game. He really got a charge out of that.

James was really a class act. God bless his family.

Bill Plummer
October 01, 2013
What a great athlete ,I was a huge fan of Street and all the longhorn players during his time at UT, even though I was a student at Texas Texh during this period.I think him and the rest of the team made Texas football a notch above the rest.RIP James
October 01, 2013
What a great friend and teammate.
October 01, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Street family at this time. May God's love, comfort and peace surround them in the days ahead.
October 01, 2013
James was a fierce opponent, and a wonderful friend. Blessings and peace to Janie and the kids. Johnny KLEINERT
October 01, 2013
Our deepest sympathy.
October 01, 2013
Condolences and prayers to James' family. His leadership of that team was magic and inspirational. Those games were, and still are, the most exciting I've seen in my lifetime.
October 01, 2013
My father graduated from UT in the late 1950s, so naturally we watched Longhorn football games on Saturdays during the heydey of UT and the wishbone. The wishbone was the glamour offense of the era and James Street was the perfect QB for that moment in time. As a young boy in suburbia Texas, I vividly recall emulating the wishbone on grassy lawns with other boys from the neighborhood. We tried to pitch the football at the very LAST moment to the trailing tailback, as Street did in the games on TV or radio. There was an elegance and beauty to Street's operation of the wishbone that made it fun and exciting to watch. Ironically, our suburban street featured a family from Arkansas and an Irish family from Boston. So the 1969 games with Arkansas and ND were huge to our little neightborhood in the cosmos. But, regardless of our favorite team, all the boys and girls thought James Street was very cool.

Later, I received two degrees from UT, including my PhD. As a boy and now a long-time college professor and writer on the East Coast, here is what I learned from Street, Royal, and the wishbone. 1) I had to remain cool under pressure, 2) be innovative and willing to take massive risks (as with the pass in the '69 Arkansas game) in life and career, 3) win or lose with class, 4) and never forget that there is artfulness, coolness, and deep beauty to the best aspects of life and the universe.
October 01, 2013
James was our LHS superstar. Outgoing, friendly and very good-looking. I know he will be greatly missed by all. He is on his best journey now. May God Bless his Family and Friends
Cathy Rathburn
October 01, 2013
October 01, 2013
I had the good fortune of meeting James Street as an 11 year old in 1969. It was at the old Ownby Stadium at SMU where the team was practicing a couple of days prior to the 1969 national championship game. It was abundantly clear at that meeting that Street loved kids, and he spent about 15 minutes with a small group of us kids. And now, at age 55, that was an encounter that left a lasting positive impression and impact on my life, and I'll never forget it. God bless the Street family during this very tough time.
October 01, 2013
James Street was the number 1 reason that I became a Longhorn fan back in 1969. Being from Pennsylvania, I was the only one. Paterno was belly-aching about Nixon annointing the Horns, but his team played no one at the time. I was 13 years old at the time, and I have been a Longhorn fan ever since because of James Street. He IS the standard that every Longhorn should be striving for, although I doubt that anyone will ever attain his perfection. Even though I never met James, I am deeply saddened by his passing, and my prayers go out to his family.
October 01, 2013
Family and Friends of James,
We all need “a time to laugh . . . and a time to skip about,” a time for recreation. (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4) We loved to see James play football. Good times indeed!
We are sorry for the loss of James. He will be missed.
September 30, 2013
James was a fellow classmate at Longview High School and even tho he was a reveled jock as they were in the day he was always down to earth and a gentleman. An all around good guy. My prayers r with u his family. Linda Heard
September 30, 2013
As a UT grad I'm saddened to hear of James Street's passing. I was a lucky kid in 1969 because I was at the Cotton Bowl and saw a great game. To hear that he was visiting his son over the weekend, he was very proud of his son. We know not the hour or the time...my prayers to the family. Hook Em!
September 30, 2013
Bill Ferguson family/Longview Texas, sends condolences and prayers
September 30, 2013
I met James in Bill Bradley's room just before James replaced Bradley. He carried himself with dignity. His success came as no surprise. While I did not play with him he honored himself and UT and for that I greatly respected him. This man was real,a class-act and a credit to his school, the University of Texas.
From a 1969 UT graduate.
May his family find peace at this sad moment as we all cherish his memory.
September 30, 2013
Hi Janie and family, My prayers are with you all. I'm so sorry for your loss.
September 30, 2013
Longhorn nation thanks you James. Tell Coach Royal hi from all of us. You both made us very proud.
September 30, 2013
My favorite all-time sports hero!
September 30, 2013
I attended the miracle in 1969 and watched James prevail as a QB during my Jr. and Sr. years at UT. He continued his success and positive attitude into his business life. RIP.
September 30, 2013
What a wonderful man! I was at Texas when he led the Longhorns with class and courage. He will be missed!!
September 30, 2013
September 30, 2013
Rest in peace.
September 30, 2013
in God's care rest in peace
September 30, 2013
Thanks for that wonderful 1969 season.

RIP to a great Longhorn.
September 30, 2013
Our hearts to friends and family...peace.
September 30, 2013
September 30, 2013
Our hearts to friends and family...peace.
September 30, 2013
Thanks for all the great memories. Jerry Pyle
September 30, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the Street family tonight. I met James in 1977 in the Longhorn equipment room. He was such a legend and to meet him was a humbling experience. But, he was just a great person and treated everyone of us as a friend and fellow Longhorn. He was around the locker room during my time with the Longhorns as an Athletic Trainer. He was an inspiration to all and the Longhorns have lost a great legend. May he rest in peace.
September 30, 2013
Very sorry to hear about James passing much too soon. He was our hero, growing up. He lived right and he leaves a lot of good behind. Very sorry for his family.
September 30, 2013
I grew up in Kilgore, hearing of the legendary Street as a high school player in nearby Longview. As a youngster, he was a bat boy on my uncle's Pony League team. I was in my junior year in 1969 at UT when he and the Longhorns beat Arkansas in that legendary game for the national championship. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of that game, if only for a few moments. It showed me what can be done with a sheer, "never-give-up" determination. I feel fortunate to have watched the first wishbone quarterback at now Royal-Memorial Stadium. My sympathies for the whole Street family.
September 30, 2013
I, also, have known James since Foster Jr. High, and am stunned by this sad news. My prayer is that his family will find peace, comfort, and strength in their faith and in the love expressed by the many people whose lives he touched.
September 30, 2013
I want to send my sympathy to the STREET family I know coach Royal and JAMES STREET are having a reunion my prayers for the family HOOK EM!!!!
September 30, 2013
Thank you for your contributions to our great University! Your legacy will remain bright and will never be forgotten! Longhorns fans will forever be grateful for the championship ride and for the memories. Thank you, from our family of Longhorns. We've lost a true longhorn legend and our thoughts and prayers are with the Street family.
September 30, 2013
Have been a Longhorn fan all my life. Was at UT during the '69 and '70 glory years. Went to all home games and even the Arkansas Shoot Out. Never more excitement than to watch James play. A true winner in every aspect of his life. Too young for him to go. Prayers to the family. You were blessed with a wonderful husband and father. Hook 'em for Eternity, James!!!
September 30, 2013
He was a great one, Texas fans will always remember him. Dear God please help his family. Rest in Peace Mr. Street, you'll never be forgotten.
September 30, 2013
I knew James also his mother and sister they lived just one street over from us. They were good down to earth people friendly and nice. James was a great success but the thing I'll remember most about him is saying a friendly hello walking down those old neighborhood streets.
September 30, 2013
For James Street
September 30, 2013
September 30, 2013
Mary, Janie and family,
James was a great man and I feel proud to have known him. I know this is a great personal loss, and I send you all my love and continuing prayers.
September 30, 2013
Janie, Mary and family
"May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead."
September 30, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. I LOVED watching James with my Daddy, he was such an awesome quarterback and such a joy to watch. Some of my most fond memories are with my Daddy watching James Street and the Texas Longhorns. May he rest in peace.
September 30, 2013
I played football against James in jr. highschool and highschool and I idolized him when he came to UT. He was a great leader, and a great man, and will be sorely missed
September 30, 2013
We would like to offer our condolences and sympathy to the family, friends ans fans of James Street.

He was a great quarterback and a Texas Longhorn legend.

RIP !!!
September 30, 2013
I was in my first year at UT when James was put in his first game against Oklahoma State I believe. The Horns went on to win 20 straight with him as QB and none were more exciting than the Arkansas game in 69 and the Cotton Bowl in 70. Great player and great competitor. He will be missed. RIP James.
September 30, 2013
Our condolences to your family and our friend, Mary. We can still not believe it.
Pat & Janet Bright Rodgers
September 30, 2013
I was barely in Junior High in Uvalde, Texas when I became a James Street fan for life. I will never forget placing
my transistor radio under my pillow listening to UT Playing SMU on a cool saturday night in the Cotton Bowl. The sponsor non other than Humble Oil Co.

My condolences to the Street family. James your l969 season will be forever carved in stone. I still intend to get your autographed helmet.----James may you rest in peace.
September 30, 2013
James and I became close friends during his career after football in the structured settlement business. The same skills that made him great in sports made him great in business. All business was done with a handshake, he would outwork everyone and had a personality that made the impossible look easy. James was a giant in our business as he was in very aspect of his life.
September 30, 2013
Only meet him once but he was very gracious. He'll be missed.
September 30, 2013
I always enjoyed James' friendly personality at LHS and followed his UT football career. Class '65 LHS. Prayers for his family.
September 30, 2013
I was at the 1969 Arkansas game and he beat us fair and square.
RIP
September 30, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss! In these times of deep sorrow God's word provides so much comfort! Revealtion 21:4 promises a time when pain and sorrow will be of the past! I hope that it gives you as much comfort as it has me in these difficult times!
September 30, 2013
James' life and record are a great testimony to self-confidence and determination, not to mention wonderful leadership. I was fortunate to attend UT during his years as QB. I used to pass him in the lobby at Jester on my way to English class, and he'd be wowing a bevy of girls. I loved watching him lead the Horns and loved reading about him. May he rest in peace, and may these tributes console his devastated family and friends. Vaya con Dios, James! Thanks for the memories.
J. Michael Parker
San Antonio (UT'73)
September 30, 2013
A great man and father, he is in a better place, still providing advice to his family....
Huston, God Bless you.
Richard Neely
AABC
September 30, 2013
September 30, 2013
What a wonderful person & awesome football player...God Bless your family & friends!!!
September 30, 2013
I never met James but he entertained and thrilled my family many a game. The AR game was unbelievable and the Cotton Bowl - terrific. Too young to die but prayers for his many friends and family!!!
September 30, 2013
James was an inspiration to me. He set the bar high for achievement and suceeded and I applaud him. May God embrace him.
September 30, 2013
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
September 30, 2013
May the many wonderful memories created by the way he lived his life be forever his legacy, especially for his family and all of the young people to whom he has been a mentor, friend and exemplary role model. Rest in peace, sir.
September 30, 2013
James Street was by the most important stat of all which is winning , the greatest Longhorn of all . He just wouldn't lose . He was a great man on and off the field . His name and #16 belong on the wall in DKR Memorial Stadium . God bless you and your family James .
September 30, 2013
Austin City Council should name a roadway after number 16.... how about "Slick Street"

Jeff Thomas
September 30, 2013
Huston-Doll Street SADDEST & SOBBING FATHER Infinite Family's JAMES STREET and Infinite Texas LONGHORNS.;!!!!!
September 30, 2013
My condolences to The Street Family. May the "Peace of God"(Phillians 4:6,7) be with you as you cope with such a loss. Please find comfort in the many memories you have of James and may it help to ease the pain you are feeling.
September 30, 2013
I had the pleasure to go to L.H.S. with James and play baseball from Little League thru High School and American Legion with James. Our prayers are with his family; sister Mary and brother Sewell.
September 30, 2013
Rest in Peace, James Street. You were quite a guy!
September 30, 2013
Dear Mary and Family,
Mike and I are praying that God will provide your every need at this most difficult of times. We are keeping you in our hearts and our prayers.
Mike and Billie Jordan
September 30, 2013
Mr. Street and the 1969 Texas Longhorns were my childhood heros watching the Arkansas/Notre Dame games at 7 years old...I remember the first time I met Mr. Street as an adult, I was very nervous, but he made me feel as important as any one else...A true Longhorn that will be missed very much....RIP Mr. Street, and say Hi to Coach.
September 30, 2013
I love the James Street Family so much and offer my love anf years of warm memories. James was a role model to all of us. Love, Audrey Ferrell
September 30, 2013
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Street family. RIP #16. Hook 'em.

God bless,
September 30, 2013
Competing against James in high school, everyone knew he was a special athlete and individual. He proved that with his outstanding record at the University of Texas in not only football but in maybe his best sport of baseball too. All of East Texas mourns the news of James' passing this weekend. He was a true Legendary East Texas high school and college athlete. He was also all district in basketball and track at Longview. Our prayers go out to his family.
September 30, 2013
I enrolled at U.T. in the Fall of 1969. I quickly became a fan of James Street and the Longhorn football team who went on to win the National Championship. I'll always remember those days. James Street was a wonderful man. My condolences to the Street family.
September 30, 2013
Being an Arkansas fan, he broke my heart back in'69. A fine man and wonderful father and husband. A great Longhorn has left us too soon.
September 30, 2013
I was privileged to play junior high and high school football, with James. I was playing for Arkansas in the Great Texas Shootout.
James was a wonderful person and will be missed. A legend in his own time.

Love and prayers to the Street family.
September 30, 2013
I offer my deepest condolences to the street family. Please find strength in the one who supplies it. Romans 15:5
September 30, 2013
Condolences to the James Street family from a dedicated Long Horn fan who saw him play back in 69 & 70 Arkansas and Notre Dame games as kid. May he rest in peace.
September 30, 2013
Best UT quarterback ever - bar NONE!
September 30, 2013
So shocked and saddened to hear of James' passing. May God comfort his family.
September 30, 2013
I offer my condolences to the family of James Street. He was the first athletic hero in my life. Because he was a football and baseball standout at Texas, I took a lot of heat for idolizing a guy who made his mark so far from my home in southeastern Pennsylvania. Starting with my first uniform and ever after, I wore #16 as my own way of honoring this outstanding athlete. May #16 be forever honored as an icon in the annals of sport.
September 30, 2013
My thoughts and prayers to his family. I was fortunate enough to see him play every home game in that incredible undefeated run. He was not only a great athlete, but a class act. His kind do not come along very often. He will be missed greatly.
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James Street was my childhood hero and the reason that at the age of 9 I decided that one day I would go to UT. I got to meet him as an adult with my son and he was still my hero and such a classy individual. Thank you James for what you meant to my life, God bless and RIP. My condolences to his family...he will be missed. Hook'em!
September 30, 2013
What a great man,always had time for everybody that came across his path.You never saw him without that smile as big as Texas.You will be missed.May God bless the Street family.Danny from (Westlake Albertsons)
September 30, 2013
I am so sorry I played with James and Sewell on 12th street in Longview where we both lived. My brother mike did too
September 30, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with your family at this time. Isaiah 61:2
September 30, 2013
I can still hear James singing Wolverton Mountain!He was a great person and loved by everyone!A lot of people that played against the Lobos said he was incredible!He will be missed!!!
Norris Mobbs LHS Class of '66
September 30, 2013
A Longhorn larger than life Legend who never knew the meaning of the word "lose". Thank for the memories!! Blake C. Erskine - Longview, Texas
September 30, 2013
hi this man was a great man he will be missed but now he with god now
September 30, 2013
James was an awesome man, he gave me my first job in Austin and always gave encourgement. You will be missed greatly. Prayers to your family. Hook Em
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We are very sorry for your loss , God bless you all
September 30, 2013
We sat near James and Janie at high school football games for several years. Coming from Colorado, we did not know of James background in the beginning. He and Janie were just part of the regular group of parents; they were good people with a son playing ball. He was a great man, husband and father; the world he touched in his daily life will miss him.
September 30, 2013
My prayers and respect go out to the Street family at this difficult time. I had the good fortune to meet James and his wife a few years ago in an Austin restaurant. He saw my wide eyes and gaped mouth and smiled and stuck his hand out and shook my hand with kind words and a genuine warmness I will never forget. My first real Longhorn game was the '69 Cotton Bowl that my dad took myself and my brother to--what a game ! Follow that up with the Game of the Century later that year and James Street's play and heart were the reasons why I am a Longhorn for life ! I will never forget this true competitor and great man.
September 30, 2013
I was in the stands when Coach Royal pulled "SuperBill Bradley" and put James in. It was the best quarterback decision at Texas in decades. James simply didn't know how to lose.
All of us Orange Blooded alums will miss him.
September 30, 2013
Many young people could learn a lot from James Street. He was from an era when you played hard and worked harder. You honored tradition, respected your coaches, respected your teamates, respected those you played against, and you were respected by those who played against you. You never shied away from the fans who sought you out. You will always be a great Ambassador for The University of Texas. You gave us many fond memories. You shared your life with us. You shared your family with us. For this we are grateful and Thank you and your family. Enjoy the reward that you have earned. Be at rest with the Lord who will comfort your friends and family.
My prayers.

Hook 'em
Mic
September 30, 2013
Jim Street will always be a Longhorn legend. It's way past time to retire #16 and enshrine him on DKR/Texas Memorial Stadium's Ring of Honor along with Layne, Nobis, Campbell, Young and McCoy.

Thanks for inspiring a 6th grader to never give up. It was Dec. 6, 1969. You put the team on your back and carried them to that 15-14 comeback win over the Hogs. That night my folks took us down to the Drag, where it was glorious bedlam... unmoving traffic, Horns' honking horns, and the glowing orange Tower, with a big white #1 lit up in the windows on each side; the first time we'd seen it that way.

Then in the Cotton Bowl against the Irish you did it again, with Freddie Steinmark on crutches and only one leg; both men willing the Horns to keep fighting for the win. Not only incredible on the gridiron, but Street could pitch, too!

Our prayers go out to the Street family, and our pleas, please, go out to UT Athletics and the Longhorn Nation... retire #16!

Hook 'Em James Street!
September 30, 2013
I remeber that comeback game!!!!! i am praying for the family!!!!!
September 30, 2013
Thanks for the great memories. You were my son's hero. Our prayers and our thoughts will be with your family. Longhorn Nation has suffered a grievous loss.
September 30, 2013
Dear Street family we are sorry for your loss.May the comfort and strength only God can give be with you.
September 30, 2013
May the God of all comfort .
September 30, 2013
James beat me out for a broadcasting job at KHFI in 1970. I didn't mind. Truth is, he could have been elected Governor. Ran into him a couple times since; he always had a firm handshake and a great smile. He as a good kid who became a very good man. Sorry to see him leave so soon.
September 30, 2013
I knew James from our days in the National Guard great friend and fellow soldier God bless him and his family
September 30, 2013
May you be comforted in knowing that God will draw close to you if you draw close to him in prayer during your time of sorrow.
September 30, 2013
I am photographing a little boy this Thursday. His name is Street. When I asked about his name, his mom began to tell me about this quarterback named Street. Say no more. I know exactly who you are talking about and I remember him well. I am finding this an even bigger honor to photograph him this Thursday. Street to Peschel. What a memory. The drag was packed with horns honking. No pun intended. I am honored today more than ever to be a Longhorn. Thanks, James Street. You have a boy named after you because his parents loved you.
September 30, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Was in your shoes 6years ago . Take good care of your self. Pat young. Don young,s. widow. Plano Texas
September 30, 2013
I remember the Sat on the Humble Southwest confernce radio broadcast as the announcer call ed ot James TD run against Arkansas.He did not give up. I have never meet James but have admired him since that day.
September 30, 2013
My thoughts and prayers to the Street family. James was a class act and I admired and respected him very much.
September 30, 2013
As a kid in Alabama, I remember watching the Game of the Century crossed leg on the floor on Mobile, Al. I was a big Bama fan (still am)but really admired Street and Texas's fight against Arky that day. He was nothing but a winner. And from what I read here from those who knew him he was a winner all his life.
September 30, 2013
James presence on campus made for some very special times and memories that will not be forgotten. Our prayers and thoughts go out to your family.
September 30, 2013
My prayers to Mrs. Street, the boys, and extended family memebers. I have been a Longhorn fan ever since I can remember. James was/IS a winner! My sons and I were in Austin for a game a few years back, and out of the clear blue sky here comes a man headed straight toward us. I thought where do I know this guy from???? Well, turns out it was James! He shook my hand as if he had known me all his life, and then asked the boys their names along with a smile, and a handshake I will never forget that moment of his graciousness.! May the Lord be with all of you !
September 30, 2013
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
September 30, 2013
Thanks for the memories. Larry & Martine Thomas '69 & '68
September 30, 2013
God'a light is shining burnt orange in Heaven today. You will be missed for your contribution to various causes over the years.
September 30, 2013
#16 never liked losing, and that attitude was contagious, even among some of us fans. Hail and farewell, James Street.
September 30, 2013
james and I gre up in longview my father was our coach we ran together all during school his dad wea my picthing coach so we go way back in our history together I have a picture we james was 9 years old playing ball I will really miss him even though we lived apart but he has always been in thoughts will miss him
don brightwell
September 30, 2013
Texas lost against A&M 10-7, but it was obvious the second half UT had another possible QB for the next year. What pleasuare and fun he brought to all of us fans. World will not be the same w/o him.
September 30, 2013
I am a Texas Tech alum, but anyone who loves college football knows what a great longhorn, and player, he was. I remember watching the Great Shootout against Arkansas, and it is still one of the most exciting college football games in history. A slice of my youth was lost today.

My sincere condolences to the Street, and Longhorn, family.
September 30, 2013
My first Longhorn hero. R.I.P. Mr. Street
September 30, 2013
What a sad day for Texas & the class of 1966 of Longview High School. My prayers with the Street family & James's twin, Mary.
September 30, 2013
Thanks James for all the good memories.
September 30, 2013
A Longhorn Legend has left us and he will live in football history. I was fortunate to watch him play on Memorial Stadium field under Coach Royal. Those were the best days in Longhorn football. God bless you James.
September 30, 2013
My love and support go to Janie and the boys. The precious grand babies. We love James , he will forever be our buddy. Love you Janie
September 30, 2013
Hello James... good to see you, Freddie.
September 30, 2013
What a sad day this is. James is so much a part of memories of Longview High School. He was the King! I will always remember his beautiful smile. Thoughts and prayers for his family. I know he will be greatly missed.
September 30, 2013
Such a loss! Condolences to his family. Met him several times, so nice, so personable, a true Texas hero. Made me break down and cry!!
September 30, 2013
My father was a huge fan and as a kid I remember listening to the Arkansas game over and over again on record on his big old stereo. You will be missedQ
September 30, 2013
rip you are in a better place now
September 30, 2013
Back in the 90s he walked into to our restaurant and I told him that we always have an open table for the last UT QB to win a National Championship. I had one of the best nights ever as a waiter getting to know him and his wife.
September 30, 2013
We watched from the stands when James played for the Longhorns, butgot to know him in his career designing structured settlements for our badly injured clients and their families. In that role, he was a good, caring person who worked to be sure our clients received full value for their settlement dollars. He was a capable and honorable businessman who used his humor and common sense to help settle disputes. He will be missed.
September 30, 2013
James was a great friend, and an awesome person & athlete.I have many wonderful high school memories as well as great memories of attending some of those fantastic games during his winning streak at UT. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family & his sister, Mary's family.
September 30, 2013
Never got to meet James, but feel like I've lost a family member. Thanks so much
for the memories.
September 30, 2013
James will be sorely missed, even though his hometown of Longview didn't get to see him often. I grew up close to him, watched our LHS classmate of 66 excel in every sport, and then became a legend at UT, of which we were very proud. He was such a gentleman from a simple family and simpler times, sympathy to Mary and all of James's family.
September 30, 2013
Hookem!
September 30, 2013
Thanks James for all the memories. You were a good guy on the field and off the field. What a great legacy you have left for your family and the state of Texas.
September 30, 2013
RIP James. As an aspiring high school player in the 60's, I loved to watch you and your Horns play. I think Coach Royal referred to you as "the spindly whippet". Those were the days.
September 30, 2013
I knew James in HS as a sweet, sincere guy, who never said anything negative about anyone. We sang in the choir together where he was a key element in the choir's success at competition. RIP, sweet James.
September 30, 2013
Heard him sing "In the Midnight Hour" one night about 1970 and thought I was listening to Johnny Rivers. What couldn't he do?
September 30, 2013
Sitting in the knothole section for $1 watching you & the Horns. Thank you so very much for the wonderful memories.
Hook Em Horns 4ever #16!
September 30, 2013
I was a student at UT when James was QB, and was at the game when he replaced Bill Bradley. I had a sociology class with James during the time he was a campus "hero," and he was always just a regular, friendly guy. He was truly a major member of the Longhorn family.
September 30, 2013
This is truly a sad day.I watched James play in Longview as well as when he joined the Longhorns. He was a great person on and off the field.
September 30, 2013
We lost a fine man who did an excellent job or raising some fine sons. He was much more than the Quarterback and pitcher for UT. God is well pleased with this good and faithful son!
September 30, 2013
Not only was he a dedicated family man but a good personal friend and a strong supporter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Without question he is in a happier, better place. My prayers are for family left behind and will experience great loss.
Dale Haralson
Tucson Az
September 30, 2013
Put "16" above the Horn on everyone's helmet for rest of season. James Street ushered in the era we often refer to as "Texas Football".
September 30, 2013
James: Thanks for the great memories and your contributions to he traditions of our great University!! Hook 'em Horns.
September 30, 2013
James was a fierce competitor on the field and in business. I remember him getting into a three point football stance at a legal convention to make a point to a potential clent. He will be greatly missed.
September 30, 2013
I met James through my practice as a trial lawyer. He helped many of our clients overcome their financial struggles through his services. What impressed us most about James was although he was a UT legend, he made EVERYONE else feel just as important. That trait of caring for others was so impressive to me. Thank you for sharing him with us. God bless and Hook'em Horns! Rest in peace dear friend. You will be missed but not forgotten.
September 30, 2013
I was shocked on news about the passing of James Street. It is a sad day. James was not only a great athlete and representative of the University of Texas but a role model for many, especially his children and family. When one got in a conversation with James, he always wanted to talk about, and brag on, his children, not himself. James was a great person. My sincere condolences to James' wife, family, Paul Kristynik and his family.
September 30, 2013
JAMES STREET WILL BE MISSED BY THE ENTIRE LOBO NATION.
September 30, 2013
Heck of a guy. He'll be missed.
September 30, 2013
James set the bar high for those who played sports with and against him. I was honored to play ball with him and compete against him. We're all better to have know James. My brother David nicknames in "Slick". Rest in peace James.
September 30, 2013
I never met Mr. Street but I was a lifelong fan. I was in the 9th grade when he led UT to a win over Arkansas in "The Big Shootout" and I was hooked, a Longhorn fan for life. May you rest in peace. My prayers go out to the family, team mates and thousands of Longhorn faithful on this sad day.
September 30, 2013
Mr Street, what an amazing man. My father worked in the athlete's cafeteria while attending Texas and had the honor of knowing Mr Street. I was a student trainer for football when I attended Texas and knew Mr Street's legendary status and how he embodied all that the University represents: integrity, strength, academics, and the pursuit of excellence. Mr Street will be remembered as an amazing leader who left us all too soon. God bless you, Mr Street. We will miss you and we are praying for you and your family at this difficult time.
September 30, 2013
It was just two weeks ago that our Longview High School Group page on Facebook posted a thread that included memories of James. I was blessed to be his friend and classmate in High School. We sang in choir together. He was a tremendous spirit to be around. He always had a smile. I never saw him mad or angry at anyone. A TRUE TEXAS TREASURE. My thoughts are with his family. He was a leader, and an inspiration to all that knew him.
September 30, 2013
I knew and played football with James at Longview. I was in "Nam when they won the National title.I sent an "atta boy" and several weeks later received a "goodie" box from the team.I have been a Longhorn fan since then.He was a good man and will be missed. Prayers to his family. "Clyde"
September 30, 2013
I worked with James in an insurance agency in the 80's--he was always a class act and much admired. My family will have his in our thoughts and prayers.
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Janie and boys I am so sorry for your loss. James was an inspiration and mentor to the boys he coached, but also to those of us fortunate enough to have coached with and against him in youth sports. God bless to all.
September 30, 2013
CATHY SCHNORBUS WRIGHT SO VERY SORRY LOL RIP
September 30, 2013
I was a 12 year old in New York City watching the Longhorns beat Arkansas in '69. I went to the University of Texas because of James Street, met my wife there, earned two degrees and changed my life. Became president of the LA Texas Exes. I was fortunate enough to interview James for a Longhorn documentary I produced years ago. Condolences to your family. Hook 'Em James.
September 30, 2013
I remember James as he was to me. He would smile, his face would light up, he would shake your hand, and he would ask how he could help. It didn't matter what the issue was, he wanted to help, and made a life of helping people who needed help. What a great legacy
September 30, 2013
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
September 30, 2013
So sad to see a living legend leave us in his prime. His teams and his accomplishments will forever be a highlight in UT football history. The passing of him and DKR in the same year is a real hit to the living UT family. I am honored to have known him.
September 30, 2013
Class gentleman. We will miss you! I bet you and DKR have a blast!
September 30, 2013
After having the privilege to work with Mr. Street - hearing of his time at UT and how much pride he cascaded down upon those that would listen - his infectious smile could not help to be felt.. As well hearing the pride of his sons and his family as a whole - Texas has lost a kind heart and a true legacy. Heaven has been blessed with an Amazing Longhorn - I thank you for the time.
September 30, 2013
Our hero for years!!! We'll remember him forever!!! The little man can always conquer with hope and determination.
September 30, 2013
His tremendous accomplishments at Texas aside, his legacy of family, kindness, and support of others in need will always be the greatest achievements we will honor. Rest in Peace.
September 30, 2013
My two sons grew up with the street family. Never heard a negative word come out of that mans mouth. Always in fine spirits. Janie and James raised their boys always to have the utmost respect for their friends and parents. Our thoughts are with the Street family. Dunton Zach Marshall.
September 30, 2013
A great Austinite with a smile to all and a person you wanted to be around because of his manner, spirit and understanding of what it takes to lead and win. He was an inspiring citizen throughout my days in public life because he understood the responsibilites to lead and serve people. He, along with his sons, gave many a thrill to all of us and may all in his immediate and extended family know all of Austin and much of Texas are with you at this time. May God Bless James Street and each of you
September 30, 2013
I've always thought of you as one of my Longhorn heroes. It was an honor to meet and talk to you. My prayers and thoughts go to your family.
September 30, 2013
Coach Street,

You were my little league baseball coach at Western Hills Little League here in Austin. It was truly an honor to play for you, and have the opportunity to become friends with your sons. You taught me the true meaning to be competitive and aggressive in sports, and I greatly appreciate everything you did for me at a young age.

As the years went on, I would see you out in the community and you still would have that big smile and excited voice about you to greet me.

Thank you, Coach.
September 30, 2013
James was one of the good guys. A fooball player of reknown who was a down to earth and lovely human being whose presence on this earth shall be missed. God Bless you on your journey, James.
September 30, 2013
I had the pleasure of meeting James in '79 while a student reporter for The Daily Texan, doing a story on the 10-year anniversary of The Big Shootout. He was engaging, funny, witty and treated me with respect and grace. He was a hero to me as a young Longhorn fan, growing up and watching UT teams dominate in the late '60's and early '70's. My son and nephews got the chance to meet him a few years ago, and he couldn't have been nicer to them - introducing himself as "Houston's dad." But they knew who he was...and that I looked up to him.

My thoughts and prayers are with James and his family. Please know that he was a tremendous inspiration to me, and how I choose to live my life.
September 30, 2013
We were never out of a game when Street was the qb or pitcher.How many people lead their team to a national championship and then a few months later throws a no hitter.Nice guy.Never was too busy.Hook em!
September 30, 2013
So sad to hear of your father's passing. What an amazing legacy and inspiration to so many people not only in athletics but life. Praying for your family during this difficult time. Will remember UT Baseball days as one big family. Peace & Love.
September 30, 2013
Although only a student manager, James always treated all of us as teammates. He was one of my earliest leadership rolemodels. A sad day and a great loss. Rest in Peace, James.
September 30, 2013
A true class act. James posed for a picture with my kids, Coach Royal, and my wife just last year. Of the several times I have dealt with him professionally, he has never failed to ask about my family. We are praying now for the Street family, and the family of Longhorns who will miss James Street. Longhorn, father, businessman, gentleman.
September 30, 2013
I had the good fortune of knowing James quite well during the 80's and 90's. He was simply one of the best men I have ever known. James is the greatest Texas Longhorn. Nobody beyond Coach Royal himself has done more, on and off the field, for the legend of University of Texas football than James. God bless you and keep you.
September 30, 2013
So sorry to hear this news. We live in Marshall, Texas, just 25 miles from James' hometown of Longview. My husband played against James' Lobos as a Marshall Maverick. They recruited together visiting colleges. My husband played against James again as an Arkansas Razorback in the big Shootout between Texas/Arkansas. We so enjoyed visiting with him at the reunion of the Shootout held in Austin 5 years ago. RIP sweet James.
September 30, 2013
To the James Street Family: Sorry to hear that James Street Passed away, he used to date my sister back in the day when he was single. he was a great friend and a great Football Player that Played for UT in 1969.
September 30, 2013
So very sorry for you and the boys...know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
September 30, 2013
After attending two Olympics, three NC games, two Super Bowls and countless other college football games, the '69 "Game of the Century", ranks above all others.
James Street's accomplishments on and off the field should be envied, admired and honored by all.
September 30, 2013
King of Longview High School
1966, star quarterback and friend..... Always kind and smiling. Twin sister Mary. That is how I will remember him. Condolences to the family. Suzette
September 30, 2013
Thank you for the kind legacy you left to our community.
September 30, 2013
RIP
September 30, 2013
He was so much more than a quarterback. He was a Little League coach, a life mentor, a business promoter, a guy with God's spirit, and my friend. You are missed.
September 30, 2013
James Street was the epitome of class even though he broke my heart when I was little and he was a Longhorn! Sad in Arkansas, Rodney Staggs
September 30, 2013
This is such a sad day. God speed James. You were one of the very best to come out of UT. It was wonderful to watch you play football. God Bless your family.
September 30, 2013
I didn't know him long enough, but was blessed to cross paths. He was a true "gentleman" in every word and my wife adored James. Condolences to the Street family, remeber the parting is temporary.
September 30, 2013
Rip James Street, You ran that wishbone to perfection. I will never forget, thank you for all the great memories.
September 30, 2013
As a teenager growing up in Austin, I was in awe of James Street. I remember playing pick up games trying to emulate running the wishbone like him. So sad to hear of his passing. A great person and Longhorn. God's blessings and comfort to the Street family.
September 30, 2013
James loved life,life loved him back.He will be missed. {Trey} Boone H. Heep III
September 30, 2013
The Aboussie Family is shocked and saddened to hear this news. Our sympathy and prayers go out to his family. May his soul rest in peace.
September 30, 2013
My heart is weeping. James, you were the best Longhorn footballer ever. You showed us that height, weight and speed are overrated. It is and always will be about heart. You left us way too early my friend. My prayers and meditations will be constant for your family. Rest in peace my friend.
September 30, 2013
Very sad day.
September 30, 2013
Janie, just heard the very sad news about James. I am heartbroken for you and your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers! Love to you! Karen Lowrey
September 30, 2013
James, we'll all miss you. You were a great friend. We loved watching you play, and doing business with you these past many years.
September 30, 2013
One of the best role models the UT program ever had. Undefeated in everything he participated in and always carried himself with class. His presence and charm will be missed.

Prayers are with the Street family.
September 30, 2013
My daughter is a UT sophomore. She was at dinner celebrating her roommate's birthday a few weeks ago and James Street was in the restaurant. The girls introduced themselves. Street was nice enough to pose for a Hook'em picture with the girls and sign a 'Happy Birthday' autograph to the birthday girl. Class act.
September 30, 2013
One that made Texas great. Rest in Peace.
September 30, 2013
Thanks for the memories. May your burnt orange light shine brightly in heaven.
September 30, 2013
A true Longhorn legend who will be dearly missed and never forgotten. Rest in peace & Hook'em Horns forever !
September 30, 2013
Deepest sympathies to James' family and friends. A close childhood friend from Longview who did not stay in touch over the years, I am among the many who were most fortunate to have known him. His life and memories mean so much to so many. God Bless.
September 30, 2013
A "Longhorn in the Sky".
September 30, 2013
God bless and comfort the Street family. May their needs be provided for.
September 30, 2013
I am sad first for the street family.selfishly I am sad to lose a friend of three decades. I will miss his charitable side and his amazing storytelling. Rest in peace James,everyone you touched loves you and your spirit will live to the end of time.
September 30, 2013
A friend since his freshman year at UT, that's continued for all these years. A giving, caring, loving father and friend to many. Rest in peace!
September 30, 2013
RIP, Slick;
You are now back witk Coach DKD & Freddie S. It was a pleasure knowing you. Condolences to yor family.. "TILL GABRIEL BLOWS HIS HORN"!
September 30, 2013
James was a great guy and a great Longhorn. He was an inspiration to countless people. He will be greatly missed.
September 30, 2013
James Street was a class person, a true champion in every respect. I'm proud to have known him as a friend. Our hearts are deeply saddened.
Chuck Dicus
Razorbacks 68-69-70
September 30, 2013
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September 30, 2013
James, Your football legacy will never be forgotten. I will pray for your family. I'll never forget that run against Arkansas and how you were so humble in church days after. You sir, were a true role model. May God give your family comfort.
September 30, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to the Street family. James occupies a special place in Longhorn history, and in the hearts of all UT fans.

John and Cynthia Adkins
September 30, 2013
He was a special person to me as a teenage Texas fan growing up. He was kind and accessible later in life when I often saw him at UT baseball games when his sons were playing.

A loss to us all...
September 30, 2013
James Street will always remain my favorite, over-achieving UT QB and won a National Champonship on a great team of good players.
John Warrick, UT Class'73
September 30, 2013
One of my all time favorites... Will really be missed... Thanks for the memories.
September 30, 2013
James "Slick" Street was an ideal hero for the times, and along with Coach Royal showed a generation of true competitors that which was both possible and excellent.
September 30, 2013
Thanks for all the wonderful memories
September 30, 2013
Sad to hear of the loss; prayers for all of his family.
September 30, 2013
Remembering you James. You will be greatly missed
September 30, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
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