FOLD BLOCK

What is FOLD BLOCK?

FOLD BLOCK meaning two-person blocking scheme in which one offensive lineman blocks a defensive lineman near his neighboring teammate while that teammate loops around the offensive lineman blocking the defensive lineman and blocks a linebacker; used when it gives both blockers better angles than if the folding offensive lineman just blocked the defensive lineman nearest him; a fold block can be outside as shown in the attached diagram or inside which would be a mirror image of the outside fold block

 

reference: John T. Reed: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL TERMS