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James Street was a famous American athlete who succeeded in both football and baseball. He was also a businessman.
In 1966, when he entered the University of Texas, he signed his scholarship in football and it launched his future career in both sports.
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Though we can’t overestimate his success in baseball, but that was football where he made his name immortal as a Longhorn member.
For some time in his life, James Street supported and helped those struggling with alcohol addiction.
As a joy for his heart, Mr.Street used to coach kids in baseball. For his coaching and educational contribution, James Street was known as an influential philanthropist.
The sportsman was straight. He had son Ryan (an architect) from his first marriage and with his second wife Janie (married in 1981) they had four boys: Huston, Hanson, Juston and Jordon (twins). All of them survived him.
The great sport star had never revealed his religious views.
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James Street made up his mind to change his qualification and in 1991 he established his own business company the James Street Group and became a financial adviser. The Huffingtonpost (10/13/2013) reports that nowadays, his firm is the largest structured one among the settlement firms. Such organizations help to provide tax-free income.
He finished his college quarterback career with an impressive record 20-0. In addition to his football achievements, James Street was a bright baseball player who set up a record 29-8 playing for a Texas team. (Source: Statesman.com, 09/30/2013)
James’ achievements inspired many young boys to take up baseball, especially after the release of the film My All Americans in 2015. (Source: Ocregister.com, 11/14/2015)