|No. – Restricted Free Agent|
|Species||Turkey Vulture ( Cathartidae )|
|Born||Santa Fe, NM|
|Listed height||7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)|
|Listed weight||305 lb (138 kg)|
|College||Avian University of Hamilton|
|FBA draft||2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall|
|Selected by the Seattle Summit|
|Pro playing career||2017–present|
|(OOC) Creator||Herr Wozzeck|
|(OOC) Usage||Ask me before any use|
Chris Johnson never truly felt comfortable when he had moved to Huntington, West Virginia. A transplant from northern New Mexico, he had a difficult time transitioning into middle school, with new friends coming slowly to him. He of course did get into the basketball team, but nobody else on the team seemed to like his mannerisms, and so they left him out of things intentionally. This disheartened Chris: he was a very good player, and the coach liked him, but he suspected both his silence and speciesism from the others, considering how the other kids spoke of him in the locker room.
That was when he met Erika, the cockatiel who had taken to him rather readily at lunch. She did not find his quiet demeanor at all rude, and after a while Chris began to open up to her about everything: his crippling shyness, his interests… but most of all, his worries about the basketball team’s isolation of him. He expected Erika, who was still very much into baking at the time, to laugh his worries off.
He was shocked when she instead decided to try out for the basketball team herself. Chris, alarmed she was making the wrong decision, took it upon himself to train her in his backyard as best he could before the tryouts. He was as surprised as she was to see how quickly she took to the sport, however. Thus, Chris was hardly surprised when she made the team, and he was less surprised when the two of them became the two best players on the team.
This continued into their high school years, the two of them both playing exceptionally well and forming a close friendship akin to a siblinghood. It was so that they eventually reached the end of their high school years. Chris, not certain what to do with his life, proposed a pact to Erika: they would both work hard at their respective colleges and make it into the FBA, together.
Erika accepted. Chris trained tirelessly ever since: he was also not under the illusion that he and Erika would wind up on the same team. Nevertheless, he wanted to give Erika a game she would remember the moment they met up again. And thus, he counted the days to when Erika would declare for the Draft, hoping to meet up on the same court that they became attuned to so well.