Bodine has started every game since rookie season of 2014 ... Contributed in 2015 to offense ranking seventh in NFL in scoring (419 points, 26.2 per game) ... Helped Bengals rank seventh in NFL in yards per play (5.7) and tied for seventh in fourth down efficiency (58.3 percent) ... Only the third player in Bengals 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 ... Has the size and strength to successfully battle top DTs.
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 1-16 and in Wild Card playoff ... 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 ... Led pass protection that helped QB Andy Dalton pass for a career-high 383 yards on Sept. 27 at Baltimore ... 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 ... 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 ... On Oct. 18 at Buffalo, helped allow no sacks as Andy Dalton posted 118.6 passer rating, with three TDs and no INTs ... On Nov 5 vs. Cleveland, helped Dalton post 139.8 passer rating, with three TDs and no INTs ... Contributed to 376 yards offense Nov. 29 vs. St. Louis, with no sacks allowed to Rams’ highly rated pass rush ... 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.
2014: 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 ... 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 the fourth quarter ... Helped lead the way to 191 rushing yards Nov. 2 vs. Jacksonville ... 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.
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 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.”
The Bengals are raffling off 25 Pairs of tickets at the Game Plan Radio Show at Envision Cinemas Bar & Grille in Blue Ash on Wednesday, September 28!
One good way to get Lewis talking about his closet passion of golf is to ask him about the auction item he won a few years back, when he jetted a few of his friends to Latrobe, Pa., for a round with “The King.”