Street a native of Longview, Texas, played quarterback in 1966 Oil Bowl and the Big 33 All-Star Game. In the Big 33 game against the Pennsylvania All-Stars Street threw two TD passes in a 34-2 Texas win. At the University of Texas, Street became the first quarterback in history to run the Wishbone Offense. From 1968 to 1969 this All-SWC quarterback was undefeated as a starter at Texas. Street capped his stellar career by leading the Longhorns to the 1969 National Championship with a 15-14 win over Arkansas in what became known as "The Big Shootout". He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.