The former Bengal now champions another cause near and dear to his heart.
He was at the NCR Country Club Thursday asking people to help save lives by saying yes to organ donation.
"You have people who are no longer going to be in this world and they can leave their organs for people who need them," said Woods.
His new passion began with the death of his teenaged son August 11, 2010. "We're not supposed to go before our children," said Woods. "It's been a rough road."
Jovante Woods had an asthma attack after football practice and suffered a brain injury that was insurmountable, but his untimely death saved the lives of four others.
Jovante's decision to be an organ donor inspired Ickey to make a change.
"Before this, I didn't even have yes checked on my driver's license to be an organ donor," said Woods.
Through the Javonte Woods Foundation, the formal football pro speaks to high school students as well as adults, about the importance of checking yes when renewing your license.
"Because our son was unselfish, he's become a hero to many by giving the gift of life," said Woods.
The Javonte Woods Foundation is dedicated to asthma research and organ donation awareness .