Countdown to the Big Game: Day 31 - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Countdown to the Big Game: Day 31

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Deji Karim (35) is tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu (43) and Steve McLendon (90) during the third quarter of a football game Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright) Jacksonville Jaguars running back Deji Karim (35) is tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu (43) and Steve McLendon (90) during the third quarter of a football game Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
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Number 31 on our list of outstanding Heartland football players is former Saluki Deji Karim.

Karim played with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2010-11 season and Indianapolis Colts in 2012.

His biggest moment came in his first career game.

Karim became the only player in the history of the National Football League with 70-plus rushing yards and 100 return yards in his first-ever contest.

For a full list of people from the Heartland with NFL ties, you can click here.

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