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NCAA Rule Change Will Allow College Football Players To Play Up To Four Games And Still Redshirt

College football players will now be able to play up to four games and still redshirt beginning this season, the NCAA announced in a release on Wednesday.

"This change promotes not only fairness for college athletes, but also their health and well-being. Redshirt football student-athletes are more likely to remain engaged with the team, and starters will be less likely to feel pressure to play through injuries,” Miami athletic director Blake James, the chairman of the NCAA's Division I council, said in a statement. “Coaches will appreciate the additional flexibility and ability to give younger players an opportunity to participate in limited competition.