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Tower lit in honor of James Street

The Longhorns family lost one of its all-time sports greats Monday. The university’s Tower will be lit burnt orange Friday night, Oct. 4, in honor of James Street.

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James Street Coach Darrell K Royal

The Longhorns family lost one of its all-time sports greats Monday with the sudden passing of James Street. On Friday night, Oct. 4, 2013, the University will wrap the Tower burnt orange in honor of Street.

“We are sad to lose a Longhorn legend. James Street was a great college football player and an even better man. I am proud to have called him my friend. He started what became a great Street family legacy at Texas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Janie and the boys,” said DeLoss Dodds, Texas Men’s Athletics Director.

Street, who was inducted into the Longhorn Hall of Honor in 1982, is survived by his wife, Janie, and five sons: Ryan, Huston, Juston, Jordon and Hanson. Huston helped the Longhorns to the 2002 College World Series title and pitches for the San Diego Padres. Jordon lettered for the Longhorns baseball team in 2005, and Juston lettered in 2007 and 2008.

He was 65.

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