Bodine started every game as a rookie last season and continues in that role ... Has supported 410.3 average in net offense, ranked third in NFL, with only six sacks allowed by team (second in NFL) ... Only the third player in Bengals history obtained by trading up in the draft (Bengals went up 12 spots in Round 4) ... Among Bengals rookies not drafted in first round, he last season became first since G Eric Steinbach in 2003 to hold down starting spot for full season ... Has the size and strength to successfully battle top DTs ... Entered draft after junior season at North Carolina.
Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in fourth round of 2014 NFL Draft (111th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-23-14.
2015 highlights: Starter at C in Games 1-6 ... On Sept. 13 at Oakland, aided pass protection that allowed no sacks and supported 396 yards net offense ... Supported a second straight sack-free game Sept. 20 vs. San Diego, with 175-yard rushing output ... On Sept. 27 at Baltimore provided pass protection for Andy Dalton to complete 20-of-32 for a career-high 383 yards ... On Oct. 4 vs. Kansas City, helped allow no sacks as Bengals posted first game in franchise history with more than 300 net passing yards (321) and four rushing TDs ... On Oct. 11 vs. Seattle, helped offense accumulate 419 total yards and score 17 points in the fourth quarter to overcome a 24-7 deficit ... On Oct. 18 at Buffalo, helped allow no sacks as Andy Dalton posted 118.6 passer rating, with three TDs and no INTs.
2014: The Bengals selected Bodine with the No. 111 selection in draft, trading Nos. 123 and 199 to Seattle to move up 12 spots in the fourth round, making him only the third player in team history obtained by trading up in the draft (Cincinnati selected HB Ki-Jana Carter in 1995 with the No. 1 overall pick after trading Nos. 5 and 36 to Carolina; Bengals took TE Matt Schobel with No. 67 in in third round in 2002 after trading Nos. 73 and 145 to Carolina) ... Entered draft after junior season at North Carolina ... Started every game, including Wild Card playoff ... Among Bengals rookies not drafted in first round, he became first since G Eric Steinbach in 2003 to hold down starting spot for full season ... 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 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 Dalton posted career-best 143.9 passer rating, and helped pave way for 186 rushing yards ... On Dec. 7 vs. Pittsburgh, supported protection of 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, 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: 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 ... Started all 13 games at C in 2013 as a junior and earned All-Atlantic Coast conference honorable mention from league coaches ... Credited with 10 or more knockdown blocks in five games in ’13 ... 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. Played in nine games in 2011 as redshirt freshman, with two starts at C as injury replacement ... Redshirt season in 2010.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 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.”
This Thanksgiving, thousands of families across the nation were able to share a holiday meal because of the generosity of NFL players. Fifty of those benefitting were at the Boys & Girls Club in Avondale, Ohio as Cincinnati Bengal Carlos Dunlap and his foundation handed out turkeys to those in need.
The Bengals made it official Friday when they activated rookie backup tackle Cedric Ogbuehi and put backup cornerback Darqueze Dennard on season-ending injured reserve with a dislocated shoulder as the last two first-round picks exchanged places for the stretch run.