Russell Bodine

Russell Bodine

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Bodine in 2013
No. 61Cincinnati Bengals
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-06-30) June 30, 1992
Place of birth: Woodbridge, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school: Fork Union (VA) Military
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • All-ACC Honorable Mention (2013)
  • Rimington Trophy Watch List (2013)
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Games played: 32
Games started: 32
Player stats at

Russell Bodine (born June 30, 1992) is an American football center for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Bengals in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina.

High school career

A native of Scottsville, Virginia, Bodine attended Fork Union Military Academy, where he was named first-team all-state at the highest of three private school divisions for two straight seasons. He was teammates with Morgan Moses, Austin Pasztor, Terrance West, and Carlos Hyde.

Regarded as a three-star recruit by, Bodine was listed as the No. 8 center prospect in his class.[1]

College career

In his sophomore year, Bodine started all 12 games at center, having eventual NFL players Travis Bond and Jonathan Cooper lined up on each side of him.

As a junior, he primarily played center again, but also was moved along the offensive line. On December 30, 2013, he announced his decision to forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[2]

Professional career

2014 NFL Draft

Bodine registered 42 repetitions in the 225-pound (102 kg) bench press, for best in his class.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 310 lb32 12 in10 in 5.18 s 4.66 s 8.26 s 29 in 9 ft 1 in 42 reps
All values from NFL Combine[3]

Bodine was drafted by the Bengals in the fourth round, 111th overall, in the 2014 NFL Draft.

2014 season

Working with the Bengals' first-team offense at center from the beginning of training camp,[4] Bodine remained the starting center for all 16 regular season games[5] as the Bengals went 10-5-1 and made the AFC playoffs.


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