Player Roster

Print
RSS
Russell Bodine
C #61
Height:
6-3
Weight:
306
Age:
22
College:
North Carolina
Experience:
R

Quick Stats (2014):

G
16
GS
16
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 16 16
2014 CIN 16 16
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 @BAL W 23-16
2 ATL W 24-10
3 TEN W 33-7
5 @NE L 17-43
6 CAR L 37-37
7 @IND L 0-27
8 BAL W 27-24
9 JAC W 33-23
10 CLE L 3-24
11 @NO W 27-10
12 @HOU W 22-13
13 @TB W 14-13
14 PIT L 21-42
15 @CLE W 30-0
16 DEN W 37-28
17 @PIT L 17-27

No Data

No Data

No Data

No Data

Bio

      Only the third player Bengals history obtained by trading up in the draft, rookie is in starting center role ... Bengals traded to move up 12 spots in the fourth round ... Despite being a mid-draft selection, Bodine was tagged by coaches as a likely starter from the early days of minicamps, based on his strength and projected ability to physically handle top DTs ... Among Bengals offensive line rookies not drafted in the first round, Bodine became the first to hold down a starting position for a season since G Eric Steinbach in 2003 (second round) ... Helped Bengals rank third in NFL in fewest sacks allowed (23) and third in least sack yardage allowed (130) ... Though known at North Carolina as a disciplined performer and a team leader, he combined those attributes with a frequently observed “nasty streak” ... Opted to enter the NFL Draft following his junior season.

      Only the third player Bengals history obtained by trading up in the draft, rookie is in starting center role ... Bengals traded to move up 12 spots in the fourth round ... Despite being a mid-draft selection, Bodine was tagged by coaches as a likely starter from the early days of minicamps, based on his strength and projected ability to physically handle top DTs ... Among Bengals offensive line rookies not drafted in the first round, Bodine became the first to hold down a starting position for a season since G Eric Steinbach in 2003 (second round) ... Helped Bengals rank third in NFL in fewest sacks allowed (23) and third in least sack yardage allowed (130) ... Though known at North Carolina as a disciplined performer and a team leader, he combined those attributes with a frequently observed “nasty streak” ... Opted to enter the NFL Draft following his junior season.

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

      2014 highlights: Started at C in Games 1-16 ... Part of protection that allowed no sacks through Games 1-3 for first time in franchise history ... Helped pave way for 170 rushing yards Sept. 14 vs. Atlanta ... Supported protection on Sept. 21 vs. Tennessee which allowed no sacks of Andy Dalton for third consecutive game ... 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 the fourth quarter ... Helped lead the way for 423 yards on Nov. 2 vs. Jacksonville, including 191 rushing yards ... On Nov. 16 at New Orleans, supported pass protection allowing only one sack for one yard as Andy Dalton posted career-best 143.9 passer rating, and helped pave way for 186 rushing yards ... On Dec. 7 vs. Pittsburgh, supported protection of Andy Dalton 128.8 passer rating, while offense totaled 408 yards ... Helped power offense to 244 rushing yards on Dec. 14 at Cleveland, the highest rushing yardage total for the Bengals since Nov. 28, 2004 vs. Cleveland (253 yards) ... Had key block on Jeremy Hill 16-yard TD run at Cleveland ... On Dec. 22 vs. Denver, supported protection which allowed no sacks of Andy Dalton, 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.

    College highlights: Played three seasons (2011-13) at North Carolina, with redshirt year in 2010 ... 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. 2013—Started all 13 games at C and earned All-Atlantic Coast conference honorable mention from league coaches ... Credited with 10 or more knockdown blocks in five games. 2012—Sophomore starter helped Tar Heels to 8-4 season and school records for points (487) and points per game (40.8) ... Team ranked second in ACC in offense (5827), a 485.6-yard average per game. 2011—Played in nine games as redshirt freshman, with two starts at C as injury replacement. 2010—Redshirt season.


    He’s No. 3: The Bengals selected Bodine with the No. 111 selection in the 2014 draft, trading Nos. 123 and 199 to Seattle to move up 12 spots in the fourth round. Only twice previously had the Bengals traded up. In 1995, Cincinnati selected HB Ki-Jana Carter with the No. 1 pick after trading Nos. 5 and 36 to Carolina. In 2002, the Bengals took TE Matt Schobel with No. 67 (third round) after trading Nos. 73 and 145 to Carolina.

    High school: 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 track, and won indoor state shot put championship as a senior with a throw of 49 feet and 3.25 inches.

    Personal: Hometown is Scottsville, Va. ... Majored at North Carolina in Communication Studies ... Last name is pronounced “BO-dine.”

Recent Articles

  • PBS rehab heats up

    Posted Feb 25, 2015

    Despite recent sub-zero temperatures, the biggest facelift in the 15 years of Paul Brown Stadium continues at a heated pace.

  • Media on Draft Needs

    Posted Feb 25, 2015

    Bengals.com spoke with top NFL Draft pundits to get their thoughts on the Bengals draft needs.

  • Hobson's Choice: not many scholarships

    Posted Feb 24, 2015

    The kids keep pushing the vets more than ever. The Bengals aren't handing out a lot of scholarships. Vontaze Burfict is the Bengals' answer to Malcolm Butler.

  • P&G Presenting Sponsor of Cincinnati Music Festival

    Posted Feb 24, 2015

    The Cincinnati Music Festival Announces Procter & Gamble Partnership

  • Combine takeaways

    Posted Feb 23, 2015

    The needle barely moves as the Bengals set up their draft board in the wake of the NFL scouting combine.

Recent Videos

Photos