According to data obtained through AL.com, a single University of Texas football player’s Fair Market Value is worth $578,000. That number topped the list of 25 schools with the greatest valued football players. Longhorns are worth more than $100,000 of the No. 2 school Michigan.
The numbers were calculated using the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement where players receive a minimum of 47 percent of all revenue. Then that number was then divided by 85 scholarship players.
The No. 25 school USC came in at $191,000 per player. With numbers like those, it may be hard to argue that scholarships are enough players for student athletes.
And Mack Brown agrees. During Big 12 Media Days prior to the start of the season, Brown admitted he believed his players should receive a chunk of the money the university brings in.
“I do think players need to be paid. These players are killing themselves and at Texas last year, we made $163 million,” Brown said according to Darren Rovell.