Deland McCullough
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Position:Running backs coach
Personal information
Born:Jon Kenneth Briggs
(1972-12-01) December 1, 1972 (age 49)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Career information
College:Miami (OH)
Undrafted:1996
Career history
As a player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
As player
As coach
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Deland McCullough (born Jon Briggs on December 1, 1972) is a former American and Canadian football running back in the National Football League and Canadian Football League. He is currently the running backs coach at the University of Notre Dame. He played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He played college football at Miami University.[1] In 2020, McCullough won his first Super Bowl when the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV.

Career

In 2020, while working as the running backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, McCullough won his first Super Bowl when the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV.

On February 8, 2021, McCullough was hired at Indiana University as their running backs coach.[2]

In February 2022, Notre Dame hired McCullough as their new running backs coach.[3]

Personal life

McCullough, born Jon Briggs, was placed for adoption as a newborn, but reunited with his biological mother in November 2017. He found out from her that his mentor, Sherman Smith, is his biological father,as depicted in the Kendrick Brothers 2021 film, Show Me the Father.[4]

McCullough has four sons; Deland II, Dasan, Daeh, and Diem. Deland II and Dasan are currently on the Indiana Hoosiers football team.[5]

References

  1. ^ McCullough could be back
  2. ^ "Chiefs RBs coach Deland McCullough leaving for Indiana". NBC Sports. February 8, 2021. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  3. ^ "Irish Select Deland McCullough as Running Backs Coach". February 11, 2022.
  4. ^ Kansas City Chiefs running backs coach Deland McCullough went searching for his biological parents. He found them where he never would have expected (ESPN)
  5. ^ "Deland McCullough's sons built their football foundations at Indiana. Now it's coming full circle". June 23, 2021.