Bob McKay figures James Street was probably the best quarterback the University of Texas has ever had.
“Every game he started, he won,” said McKay, one of Street’s trusted blockers.
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A look back at James Street’s impact on the Longhorns:
- Led Texas to 20 consecutive victories over the 1968 and 1969 seasons.
- Led Texas to the 1969 national championship.
- Quarterbacked the top-ranked Longhorns to a 15-14 come-from-behind victory over No. 2 Arkansas in 1969, dubbed “The Game of the Century.”
- Also starred at Texas as a baseball player, going 29-8 as a pitcher.
- Pitched a perfect game in 1970 and a no-hitter in 1969 and was part of three UT teams that made it to the College World Series.