Deji Karim
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    Deji Karim

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Oklahoma City, Okla.

    High School:
    Putnam City North

    Last College:
    NE Oklahoma A&M

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 205

    Position:
    RB

    Birthdate:
    11/18/1986

    Experience:
    5th


    Updated July 9, 2009

    2008: Redshirted...Missed the entire season with a knee injury.

    2007: SIU's third-leading rusher, who carried the ball 76 times for 386 yards...Led the team with eight rushing touchdowns...Averaged 5.1 yards per carry...His first career start was at Southern Utah, where he ran for 40 yards and two touchdowns on a season-high 12 carries...Piled up a season-high 101 yards and scored two touchdowns on 11 rushing attempts at Indiana State...Had nine carries consisting of 10 or more yards.

    Prior to SIU: Transfer from Northeast Oklahoma A&M Junior College...Rushed for 978 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore and earned honorable mention All-SWJCFC (Southwest Junior College Football Conference)...Rushed for 994 yards and 15 touchdowns as a freshman and was named honorable mention All-America...Also earned second-team all-conference honors in the SWJCFC.

    High School: Ran for more than 2,000 yards and 28 TDs as a senior...Named all-state.

    Worth Knowing: Born November 18, 1986....Son of Lanre and Tai Karim...Majoring in recreation.

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