Study: UT football players would make more than Alabama players if paid

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- College athletes don't collect paychecks the way their counterparts in the pros do. But if they did, University of Texas at Austin football players would score big.

New data from Business Insider indicates the average Longhorn football player would rake in an estimated $666,029 a year, based on the UT football program's average annual revenue of $120.5 million over the past three years. That's the highest per-player market value among the country's 20 most profitable college football programs.

In case you were wondering, UT's head football coach, Tom Herman, is poised to pull in $28.75 million in basic compensation under his current five-year contract.

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