12 Stephen Houston  
    Stephen Houston

    Little Rock, Ark.

    High School:
    Lakota West

    Last College:
    Independence (Kan.) CC

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 230




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    Houston wrapped up his career tied for fourth with 25 rushing touchdowns, sixth with 29 total TDs and ninth with 2,304 rushing yards on Indiana's all-time lists. His nine career 100-yard rushing games are ninth in IU history. In 36 games (18 starts), Houston averaged 5.4 yards on 424 carries, caught 65 passes for 658 yards and four scores, and returned 15 kickoffs for 296 yards. He received the 2013 Indiana Howard Brown "Dedication to IU Football" Award. Houston graduated with a general studies degree in May 2013.

    2013 (Senior): Rushed for 753 yards on 112 attempts (6.7 average) with five touchdowns ... 6.7 average ranked fourth in Big Ten and 25th nationally ... caught 11 passes for 113 yards and returned 13 kicks for 283 yards (21.8) ... appeared in 12 games with two starts ... finished third on team with 1,149 all-purpose yards (95.8) ... recorded four 100-yard rushing games ... netted nine 20-plus yard runs, five 30-plus yarders, four 40-plus yarders (T-13th nationally), three 50-plus yarders (T-11th) and one 60-yarder ... carded 155 yards on just 13 carries (11.9), with the 60-yard and a 50-yard rush, and one catch for 31 yards in victory against Bowling Green ... collected 150 yards on 17 attempts (8.8) with a pair of scores in win over Illinois ... in victory vs. Purdue, closed career with 120 yards on 17 rushes (7.1) with two TDs, including a 53-yarder ... added 111 yards on 13 carries (8.5) with one score in addition to 88 yards on three kick returns for a season-high 199 all-purpose yards against Minnesota ... became the first IU back since BenJarvus Green-Ellis in 2003 with consecutive 100-yard games (Minnesota and Illinois) ... two-time game captain (Bowling Green and Michigan State).

    2012 Honors: A honorable mention All-Big Ten selection.

    Houston scored at least one touchdown in nine straight games, including the final game of 2011, which tied for the second-longest streak in school history with Tevin Coleman (2013) and James Hardy (2006-07), behind Anthony Thompson's 12 (1988-89). He became 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 (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 ... 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 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 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 ... Stephen Michael Houston was born on Oct. 28, 1991.



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