Houston ranks sixth on IU's career lists with 20 rushing touchdowns and seventh with 24 total touchdowns. He scored at least one TD in nine straight games, including the final game of 2011, which tied for the second-longest streak in school history with James Hardy (2006-07) behind Anthony Thompson's 12 (1988-89). Houston accounted for 16 of Indiana's 46 touchdowns (34.8 percent) in 2012 and 24 of its 77 (31.2) since his arrival in 2011. He is the first Hoosiers 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).
2012 Honors: A 247Sports.com honorable mention All-Big Ten selection.
2012 (Junior): Totaled 749 rushing yards, 62.4 per game, on 161 carries with 12 touchdowns and a 4.7 average ... caught 37 passes for 381 yards with four scores ... led the team with 1,130 all-purpose yards, 94.2 per game, and 16 total TDs ... finished third in the Big Ten in scoring (non-kickers) ... total touchdowns are tied for fourth, points are fifth and rushing TDs are tied for eighth on IU's single-season lists ... appeared in all 12 games and started eight times ... rushed for 100 yards twice to push career total to five ... reached 90 yards four times and 80 yards five times ... collected 90 receiving yards twice ... recorded nine 20-plus yard plays, including five rushes and four receptions, with five touchdowns ... had three 40-plus yard runs (59-TD, 51-TD and 45) and two 30-plus yard catches (79-TD and 31) ... closed the season with career-highs in all-purpose yards (253), rushing yards (158), rushing scores (three), carries (28), catches (12) and receiving yards (95) at Purdue ... averaged 5.6 yards per carry, scored from 51 yards out, netted three rushing touchdowns for the first time in his career and scored three times in a game for the third time ... 12 grabs shared the Big Ten mark for the most in a single game in 2012, tied for fifth on IU's single-game list and is the second-most for an IU running back (Jason Spear - 16, 1997) ... compiled 102 yards on 12 attempts (8.5 average) with one TD and hauled in four passes for 32 yards against Ball State ... added 91 yards on 11 rushes (8.3) with two touchdowns, including a 59-yarder, and made two receptions for 37 yards with a 25-yard score against No. 8 Ohio State ... posted 91 rushing yards with one TD and four catches for 22 yards at Northwestern ... rushed for 71 yards, crossed the goal line twice, delivered 16 receiving yards and one touchdown in win at Illinois ... corralled 82 yards and one score at Navy and pulled in two balls for 90 yards, including a 79-yard TD at Penn State ... four-time IU offensive player of the week.
2011 (Sophomore): Rushed for 802 yards on 151 attempts with eight touchdowns, 5.3 yards per carry and 66.8 yards per game ... started the final eight games and appeared in all 12 ... added 17 receptions for 164 yards and two kickoff returns for 13 yards to finish second on the team with 979 all-purpose yards (81.6 per game) ... in his eight starts, recorded 711 rushing yards on 129 carries with seven scores, a 5.5 average and 88.9 yards per game ... 711 yards were the most for a Hoosier in Big Ten action since 2003 (BenJarvus Green-Ellis - 784) and seven TDs were the most since 2001 (Levron Williams - 16) ... 802 yards were the most for a Hoosier since 2003 (Green-Ellis - 938) and eight touchdowns were the most for a running back since 2002 (Yamar Washington - nine) ... in Big Ten games only, shared seventh in scoring (5.2) and was 10th in all-purpose yards ... fumbled just once in his 151 carries (170 touches) and did not fumble in his final 113 attempts (124 touches) ... opened the Big Ten season with five straight 60-plus yard games, becoming the first Hoosier since Williams in 2001 to do so ... broke the century mark at No. 4 Wisconsin, against Northwestern and Purdue ... rushed for 135 yards on 19 attempts (7.1) with a career-long 67-yard touchdown vs. the Badgers ... netted 151 yards on 19 carries (8.0) with two scores to go along with 32 receiving yards against the Wildcats ... closed the season with 129 yards on just seven rushes (18.4) with a 52-yard TD against Purdue ... scored twice and contributed 72 yards at Iowa ... rushed for 68 yards and caught three passes for 70 yards against Illinois ... four-time IU offensive player of the week ... IU special teams player of the week (South Carolina State).
2010 (Freshman): Running back for head coach Steve Carson at Independence (Kan.) Community College ... rushed for 1,082 yards and five touchdowns on 165 carries (6.6 average).
2009: Redshirted the 2009 season at Independence (Kan.) Community College.
Prep/Personal: Played at Lakota West High School in Ohio as a senior ... collected 887 rushing yards with 11 scores ... transferred to Lakota after playing in Arkansas his junior campaign ... mother is Sharlie Deloney ... born on Oct. 28, 1991, Stephen Michael Houston is a general studies major.