Thoughts with Ickey and family

Posted by hobsonschoice1 on August 12, 2010 – 8:31 pm

Thoughts and prayers for the family of former running back Ickey Woods on Thursday night flooded Bengaldom with news that their 16-year-old son Elbert Jovante Woods is in critical condition. He collapsed at his home Wednesday when he had an asthma attack, according to a press release issued by the Princeton School District via The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Jovante Woods, a junior at Princeton, has complied a grade-point-average of 3.8 while playing football for the Vikings. His dad, Elbert “Ickey” Woods, is one of the most beloved of all Bengals  and his “Ickey Shuffle” during his rookie season of 1988 when he gained 1,066 yards and helped get the Bengals to the Super Bowl has made him one of the NFL’s all-time cult figures.

Ickey Woods stayed in Cincinnati after bad knees forced his early retirement in the early ‘90s and he’s now the head coach of the Cincinnati Sizzle women’s football team.

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