Anyone remember Ickey Woods and his patented “Ickey Shuffle?”
In his rookie season with the Cincinnati Bengals he rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns – leading his team all the way to the Super Bowl. The following season he shredded his ACL in the second game and was pretty much never heard from again.
While following a rabbit trail online the other day, I found myself wondering what ever happened to Ickey. That’s when I checked his Wikipedia entry and read what could quite possibly be the saddest sentence ever written about a former star in the NFL.
For a period of time, he was selling Omaha Steaks as a door to door salesman doing the Ickey Shuffle as part of his sales pitch.