Russell Bodine (born June 30, 1992) is an American football center for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina.
Bodine with the Bengals in 2017.
|Born:||June 30, 1992|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||310 lb (141 kg)|
|High school:||Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, Virginia)|
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
High school careerEdit
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.
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.
Bodine registered 42 repetitions in the 225-pound (102 kg) bench press, for best in his class.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 3 in
|32 1⁄2 in
|5.18 s||4.66 s||8.26 s||29 in
|9 ft 1 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
Throughout training camp, Bodine competed against Trevor Robinson for the job as the starting center after it was left vacant after the departure of Kyle Cook. He received first-team reps at center from the beginning of training camp and was officially named the starter by head coach Marvin Lewis to start the regular season. He made his first career start and made his professional regular season debut in the Cincinnati Bengals' season-opening 23-16 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. He started all 16 regular season games as the Cincinnati Bengals went 10-5-1 and made the AFC playoffs.
In his first four years in Cincinnati, Bodine started all 16 games at center in each season for the Bengals.
On March 19, 2018, Bodine signed a two-year contract with the Buffalo Bills. He was named the backup center to start the 2018 season behind Ryan Groy. He took over the starting role in Week 3 following struggles from Groy. He started the next 10 games before suffering a broken fibula in Week 13. He was placed on injured reserve on December 4, 2018.
New England PatriotsEdit
- North Carolina's Russell Bodine announces he'll enter NFL draft
- "2014 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
- "Spotrac.com: Russell Bodine contract". spotrac.com. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
- "Bengals say rookie Russell Bodine opening day starter". Cincinnati.com. August 18, 2014.
- Brown, Chris (March 19, 2018). "Bills sign free agent C Russell Bodine". BuffaloBills.com.
- "Buffalo Bills name Ryan Groy starting center". BuffaloRumblings.com. September 3, 2018.
- Brown, Chris (December 4, 2018). "Bills release WR Kelvin Benjamin in a series of roster moves". BuffaloBills.com.
- Patra, Kevin. "Patriots trading for Bills center Russell Bodine". NFL.com. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
- Buchmasser, Bernd. "Patriots release Russell Bodine, re-sign James Ferentz". PatsPulpit.com. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
- "Lions report 3 Reserve/Future signings". DetroitLions.com. December 31, 2019.