Only the third player Bengals history obtained by trading up in the draft, Bodine 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 … Part of protection that allowed no sacks through Games 1-3 for first time in franchise history ... 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: Has started at C for Games 1-6 and has helped Bengals rank tied for second in NFL in fewest sacks allowed (six) …On Sept. 7 at Baltimore, contributed to offense tally of 380 net yards … 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 offense tally a season-high 513 net yards in overtime game Oct. 12 vs. Carolina , including 193 rushing yards.
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.”
As he prepares for another one of those Wild Wild Card Games Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium against the Ravens (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12), Andrew Whitworth is getting pep talks from his wife and inspiration from Anthony Munoz.
The Bengals this Friday will present a $150,000 NFL Club Matching Field Grant to Harrison (Ohio) High School, for improvements to the Wildcats football stadium and track-and-field complex.
The Bengals’ effort to get the upcoming three-game home stand on local television passed its first test Thursday when the club announced ticket sales for Sunday’s 1 p.m. game against the Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium reached the threshold to clear the game for a live broadcast in the home market on Cincinnati’s Channel 12, Dayton, Ohio’s Channel 7, and Channel 27 in Lexington, Ky.