Most draft followers have yet to hear of Deji Karim. The Southern Illinois back scored 20 touchdowns this past season, averaging 7.1 yards per carry for the Salukis. His 2009 efforts earned him AP All-American honors at the FCS level and an appearance in the Texas vs. The Nation Game. Despite his production, Karim remains on the edges of most draft rankings. While a strong showing at the NFL combine later this month should boost his status, he has some perceptions to fight through the end of April. In the time he took to speak to us, he showed the enthusiasm and patience to do so. (Watch how he handles a misguided question about his high school background.) Q&A With SIU Running Back Deji Karim Thanks!