John Burt is a senior wide receiver for Texas who is redshirting this season. But under the NCAA’s new rule that allows a player to play in a maximum of four games and not lose a year of eligibility, Burt played against the Sooners in October. Even had a catch for nine yards.
Burt also played against OU in 2015, 2016 and 2017, totaling four catches against the Sooners.
And UT coach Tom Herman said Burt will play Saturday in the Big 12 Championship Game.
“This is a very interesting tidbit,” Herman said. “If the situation (an OU-Texas title game rematch) happens to repeat itself next year, John Burt will have played against Oklahoma seven times in his career.”