Ickey Woods is a former NFL fullback who played for the Cincinnati Bengals. Woods was a four-year letter winner at UNLV and obtained a football scholarship.

Ickey Woods Net Worth: $ 400 Thousand

Ickey Woods Net Worth
Ickey Woods Net Worth

Woods topped the country in rushing yards with 1,658 in his final year at UNLV. He has the second-most rushing attempts in UNLV history and holds the single-game record. Woods was inducted into the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Athletic Hall of Fame. In the 1988 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals picked Woods in the second round with the 31st overall choice.

Woods was a breakout star in his debut season, rushing for 1,066 yards and 15 touchdowns. In 1988, Woods and the Bengals won the AFC and advanced to Super Bowl XXIII, where they were defeated by the San Francisco 49ers. Woods played for the Bengals his entire career.

Name Nickname

Elbert Woods earned the moniker “Ickey” since his younger brother mispronounced his given name, which sounded like “E-E.” He was a sports player at Edison High School in Fresno, California. He was a four-year letter winner for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels, and got one college football scholarship. Woods carried nine times for 53 yards and one touchdown as a freshman in 1984, when the Rebels, headed by future NFL star quarterback Randall Cunningham, went 11-2 and won the California Bowl 30-13 over the Toledo Rockets.

He burst out in his senior year of 1987, leading the country in rushing with 1,658 yards on 6.4 yards per attempt. That number ranks second all-time at UNLV, and he still maintains the school record for single-game rushing attempts with 37 in two games. He ran for a personal-best 265 yards against the University of the Pacific in one of those games. In 1987, he carried for more than 100 yards nine times and more than 200 yards three times, earning him first-team All-Big West honors. In 1998, he was inducted into the University of Nevada Athletic Hall of Fame.


In 1989, Woods tore his left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the Steelers’ 41-10 victory in the second game of the season. He was out for 13 months. Harold Green had taken over his starting role by the time he returned.


Bootsy Collins’ video “Who-Dey Invasion” featured Ickey Woods. He did the “Ickey Shuffle” with Cincinnati Bell’s president in a commercial, and he did the “Ickey Shuffle” with his mother in a national Oldsmobile commercial. In a nationwide GEICO Insurance ad in 2014, he performed his “Ickey Shuffle” while enthusiastically purchasing cold meats at a deli counter. On May 1, 2015, Woods revealed that the Cincinnati Bengals had selected offensive tackle Jake Fisher of the University of Oregon as the 21st selection in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

Woods remarked, “going to get me some cold cuts,” a line from the aforementioned GEICO television commercial, after mimicking his distinctive dance, the “Ickey Shuffle,” and making the pick announcement. He also made an appearance in a few advertisements leading up to Super Bowl XLIX. Other NFL players have attempted to imitate the dancing routine on occasion. Ickey Woods holds at least 30 Bengals franchise records as of the 2017 NFL off-season.

Ickey Woods Net Worth
Ickey Woods Net Worth

After Retirement

Ickey started seeking a real career after retirement and worked as a sales representative for a meat company, as well as starting his own flooring store. He also starred in a number of advertisements, including those for GEICO and Cincinnati Bell, which helped him boost his net worth. He is also the owner of the Cincinnati Sizzle of the Women’s Football Alliance League’s Cincinnati Sizzle.

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