16 year-old Jovante Woods laid to rest

By Rontina McCann – bio | email

CINCINNATI (FOX 19) -- Two weeks after his death, 16 year-old Jovante Woods is laid to rest. Thee Princeton High School football player was part of a football legacy in Cincinnati. Jovante is the son of former Bengals running back Ickey Woods.

Jovante Woods died Aug. 14 after suffering brain damage caused by an asthma attack on Aug. 11.

Services were held Saturday morning and afterwards a gathering at the high school. Teammate Jay McCants says he worked out with Woods.

"Its the way he worked hard in everything he did," McCants said.

The team will wear #24 on their helmets (Woods jersey number) this season.

Woods was laid to rest at Spring Grove Cemetery.

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