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Chart shows Texas football players worth more than half a million dollars

Posted September 22nd, 2015

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There’s a lot of money to be made in the college football business (except of course if you’re a player), especially  at the University of Texas. The good folks at Business Insider shared their Sports Chart of the Day and the boys in burnt orange and white would be making healthy salaries using a compensation system similar to the NFL.

UT's John Burt is all smiles after the win over Rice at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday September 12, 2015. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
UT’s John Burt is all smiles after the win over Rice at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday September 12, 2015. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The formula for calculating a player’s fair market value takes 47 percent of the football program’s revenue and divides it evenly by 85 scholarship players. Since the Longhorns have all but cemented their program as the highest earning in all of college football, using a whopping $112.5 million in annual revenue figure, players could be valued at $622,104.

That’s nearly $100,000 ahead of the second-highest valued players at Alabama. The Crimson Tide’s program would earn its players $525,241 in this theoretical situation, while University of Michigan would value its players at $505,298 to take third place.

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The only other Big 12 school on the chart is University of Oklahoma, valuing players at $394,634. Texas A&M’s players would be worth $319,178. See which schools made up the rest of the top 15 player values in college football.

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