Deland McCullough is in his third season as Indiana's running backs coach.
Stephen Houston totaled 749 rushing yards with 12 touchdowns and a 4.7 average in 2012. He also caught 37 passes for 381 yards with four scores and led the team with 1,130 all-purpose yards and 16 total TDs.
Houston finished third in the Big Ten in scoring (non-kickers). His total touchdowns are tied for fourth, points are fifth and rushing touchdowns are tied for eighth on IU's single-season lists.
Entering his senior season, Houston ranks sixth on the Hoosiers career lists with 20 rushing TDs and seventh with 24 total scores.
He scored at least one touchdown in the final game of 2011 and in the first eight games of 2012, which tied for the second-longest streak in school history.
Houston became the first Hoosiers first running back with at least eight rushing scores in back-to-back seasons since Levron Williams (10 in 2000 and 17 in 2001) and the first with at least 700 rushing yards in consecutive years since BenJarvus Green-Ellis (938 in 2003 and 794 in 2004).
In 2011, Houston rushed for 802 yards (5.3 average) and eight TDs overall and 711 yards (5.5 average) and seven touchdowns in Big Ten play.
His 711 yards were the most for a Hoosier in conference action since 2003 (Green-Ellis - 784) and his seven scores were the most since 2001 (Williams - 16).
Indiana rushed for 1,374 yards in league play, the program's highest total since 2001, and IU's running backs lost just one fumble in 272 attempts.
The Hoosiers posted five overall games with 200-plus rushing yards, including a 319-yard effort against Northwestern, the most for Indiana in a conference game since 2003.
IU also collected three straight 200-plus yard rushing games - at No. 4 Wisconsin (223), at Iowa (217) and against Northwestern - for the first time in league action since 2001.
Served as an offensive and special teams intern at Miami (Ohio) University in 2010. The RedHawks captured the Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship and earned a victory in the 2011 GoDaddy.com Bowl, after which McCullough was promoted to running backs coach.
Starred at Miami from 1992-95 when Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson served as the team's offensive coordinator. He was a three-time All-MAC selection (first team in 1992 and 1995, second team in 1994).
Ended his career as the MAC and Miami recordholder for career rushing yards (4,368) and career rushing attempts (949). McCullough was the first RedHawk to lead the team in rushing four years, topping the 1,000-yard mark on three occasions.
Became the first Miami player to earn MAC Freshman of the Year honors (1992) and was later a finalist for the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back.
From 1996-2001, he signed to play professionally for the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles, the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the XFL's Chicago Enforcers.
An inductee into the Miami Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.
Following his playing career, McCullough worked in education at the high school level in the Cincinnati area initially as a teacher, then head football coach, athletic director and principal.
As a coach and athletic director, he was responsible for the placement of over 100 student-athletes into college on scholarships.
Deland and his wife, Darnell, have three sons, Deland Jr. (13), Dasan (9) and Daeh (8).