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Russell Bodine
C #61
North Carolina

Quick Stats (2017):

Career Stats
TOTAL 50 50
2017 CIN 2 2
2016 CIN 16 16
2015 CIN 16 16
2014 CIN 16 16
Recent Games
1 BAL L 0-20
2 HOU L 9-13

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Bodine has started every game of his three-season Bengals career ... Only third player in team history obtained by trading up in draft (Bengals went up 12 spots in Round 4 in ’14) ... Among Bengals rookie offensive linemen not drafted in first round, he became in ’14 the first since G Eric Steinbach in ’03 to start entire season.

Bodine has started every game of his three-season Bengals career ... Only third player in team history obtained by trading up in draft (Bengals went up 12 spots in Round 4 in ’14) ... Among Bengals rookie offensive linemen not drafted in first round, he became in ’14 the first since G Eric Steinbach in ’03 to start entire season.


     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in fourth round of 2014 NFL Draft (111th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-23-14.


     2016 highlights: Started at C in Games 1-16 ... Aided Andy Dalton passing totals of 366 yards on Sept. 11 at N.Y. Jets and Sept. 18 at Pittsburgh ... Blocked for rushing attack that totaled 143 net yards on Sept. 25 vs. Denver ... Helped offense control possession for 38:02 on Sept. 29 vs. Miami ... On Oct. 23 vs. Cleveland, part of Bengals’ highest net offense (559) since 1990, with a 300-yard passer (Dalton, 308), 100-yard receiver (A.J. Green, 169) and 100-yard rusher (Jeremy Hill, 168) ... On Oct. 30 vs. Washington, helped offense generate 415 total net yards and a tied-for-franchise-record 35 first downs ... On Dec. 4 vs. Philadelphia, helped Andy Dalton stay sack-free as offense generated 412 yards ... Helped pave way for 213 rushing yards on Dec. 11 at Cleveland ... On Jan. 1 vs. Baltimore, supported first 100-yard rushing game for HB Rex Burkhead (27-119).


     Previous seasons: 2014—Bengals selected Bodine with the 111th selection in draft, trading Nos. 123 and 199 to Seattle to move up 12 spots in the fourth round ... Started every game, including Wild Card playoff ... Helped Bengals rank third in the NFL in fewest sacks allowed (23), third in least sack yardage allowed (130) and sixth in rushing yards (134.2 per game) ... Part of protection that allowed no sacks through Games 1-3 for first time in franchise history ... Helped power the way for three one-yard TD runs in goal line situations on Oct. 26 vs. Baltimore, including game winning TD by Andy Dalton on fourth-and-one play late in fourth quarter ... On Nov. 16 at New Orleans, supported Dalton passer rating of 143.9 (career-best to that point), and helped pave way for 186 rushing yards ... Helped power offense to 244 rushing yards on Dec. 14 at Cleveland, highest rushing yardage total for Bengals since Nov. 28, 2004 vs. Cleveland (253 yards) ... Had key block on Jeremy Hill 16-yard TD run at Cleveland ... In playoff-clinching win Dec. 22 vs. Denver, supported protection which allowed no sacks, and helped power offense to 207 rushing yards, marking first time Bengals had rushed for 200 yards in consecutive games since Weeks 10-12 of 2003, when they did it in three consecutive games. 2015—Starter at C in Games 1-16 and in Wild Card playoff ... Supported a second straight sack-free game Sept. 20 vs. San Diego, with 175-yard rushing output ... On Oct. 4 vs. Kansas City, helped offense allow no sacks as Bengals posted first game in franchise history with more than 300 net passing yards (321) and four rushing TDs ... In 27-24 OT win Oct. 11 vs. Seattle, helped lead rally from 24-7 fourth-quarter deficit as Bengals became first team since Week 15 of 2010 to win after trailing by 17 or more in final period ... Supported season-high Andy Dalton passer rating (146.8) on Dec. 6 at Cleveland, with only one sack allowed ... On Dec. 20 at San Francisco, supported 115.6 passer rating for AJ McCarron in QB’s NFL starting debut ... Helped Bengals rush for 145 yards (5.4 per carry) in Jan. 3 win over Baltimore.


     College: Played three seasons (2011-13) at North Carolina, with redshirt year in 2010 ... Entered NFL draft following his junior season ... Played 34 games with 27 starts ... Started at C his last two seasons after primarily playing guard as a freshman ... Credited by coaches with 23 TD-resulting blocks ... Started all 13 games at C in 2013 as a junior and earned All-Atlantic Coast conference honorable mention from league coaches ... A sophomore starter in 2012, helped Tar Heels to 8-4 season and school records for points (487) and points per game (40.8) ... The 2012 team ranked second in ACC in offense (5827), a 485.6-yard average per game.


     Personal: Hometown is Scottsville, Va. ... Attended Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy, where he played G, C and DT ... Twice named all-state in the highest of the three private-school divisions ... Also lettered in prep track, and won indoor state shot put championship as a senior with a throw of 49 feet, 3.25 inches ... Majored at North Carolina in Communication Studies ... Last name is pronounced “BO-dine.”

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