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Deland McCullough      

Associate Head Coach & Running Backs Coach at Notre Dame; Former NFL Player

Deland McCullough is an American football coach and former running back who is the associate head coach and running backs coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He played for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL) and played Canadian football for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football for the Miami RedHawks.

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.[2]

On February 8, 2021, McCullough was hired at Indiana University as their running backs coach. In February 2022, Notre Dame hired McCullough as their new running backs coach.

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.

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