chop block


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chop block

n. Football
An illegal block of an opposing player below the knees, called when the block comes from the side or behind or when the player being blocked is already engaged with an opponent.

[chop + block.]
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While taking his second step, the defensive lineman must use a backside arm rip to protect the backside leg from a chop block. He must also have the slantside arm ready to arm off and redirect, depending on the opponent's block.
The backside G and T chop block into the feet of the DT and LB.