Wallace Butler

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Wallace Butler
(Emperor Penguin, G/F)
ID#629
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photo by Pac
No. 49 – Winnipeg Voyageurs
Position Swingfur
Species Emperor Penguin ( Spheniscidae )
Gender Male
Nickname(s)
The Emperor
Personal information
Born (1991-08-23) August 23, 1991 (age 28)
St. Louis, MO
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Shoots Right
Career information
School Braylor
FBA draft 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
Selected by the Tennessee Moonshiners
Pro playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013-2015 Tennessee Moonshiners
2015-Mar 2016 Lorain Firestorm
Mar 2016-2018 Biloxi Voodoo
2018-present Winnipeg Voyageurs
Career highlights and awards
Contract information
Contract year 2017
2020 Salary $3.5 million
Player Contacts
(IC) Agent Murina Beaubonique (female black rat)
(OOC) Creator Pac (Adopted by Itsamadworld919)
(OOC) Actor Itsamadworld919 (Adopted from Pac)
(OOC) Usage Ask me before any use

Biography

Born to Diane and Hubert Butler in St. Louis, Missouri, Wallace began life with the short straw. Much of his life was lived in The Perch, a particularly dangerous block of public housing in an impoverished avian region of the city. He, like many other birds born and raised in the area, daily life differed from those residing in the more prosperous areas of the city. Crime rate was high, especially among the birds of prey, whose various gangs constantly clashed for control of the twelve square blocks that surrounded the projects. The allure of making money and gleaning much needed security was always strong among the fledglings who were consistently exposed to not only the benefits of affiliation but also the consequences of not joining. Keeping your beak down was 24/7 for a young bird, especially a flightless one.

Wallace was not immune to the appeal or the necessity. While never involved directly in criminal activity, he was regularly utilized as a look out or a decoy. It was perhaps Wallace's own cleverness and upbringing that kept him relatively unscathed, save for a handful of juvenile incidences. It was not behavior his parents readily tolerated, sparing neither rod nor reason in their efforts to keep Wallace on track and out of trouble. His hard lessons from his hard working parents did not go unheeded. Though school at times offered little relief from the strife in the streets, it became a haven when Wallace got older. With grades climbing and a spurred interest in sports, Wallace inevitably spent more time at the school than at home which, and thanks to the initiative of some community organizers, was able to keep the facilities open for students with parents with long work shifts. Even with his strengthening academics and developing skills on the court, Wallace lived with the day to day knowledge that the street life was constantly trying to get his talons in him.

His life, however, was about to take an unexpected turn. The long hours that unavoidably kept his parents busy and yet kept food on the table, paid off one day shortly after his fifteenth birthday. Between the money ruthlessly saved over the years, a few modest investments and a transfer/promotion in the company his father worked for, Wallace was suddenly hoisted away from the hand to mouth life in The Perch to the comparatively luxurious surroundings of Yorkshire Bay, Connecticut. Though their three bedroom colonial on two acres of land was modest compared to the surrounding neighborhoods, it was a mansion to Wallace and his family. His parents had moved to a strategic location where he would be able to attend a prestigious private high school near his father's place of employment. Even his mother was able to slow down and work reasonable hours. The hard work for Wallace, however, had just begun.

Yorkshire Bay was a jostling culture shock for Wallace, being an exotic bird from an underprivileged background in the city now living amongst the well off and well bred. His neighborhood alone seemed to house only purebred canines, pedigree felines and other mammalian thoroughbreds. While Wallace no longer had to worry about drive-by's and drug busts, being accepted in this new and exclusive school of Yorkshire & Manx Academy proved to be as big a challenge. His family was by no means wealthy, only able to start this new life for themselves by the skin of their beaks. Though living in a nice house and attending private school, Wallace still smacked of inner city poverty. His looks, speech and mannerisms belied his marks and conduct at school, proving to be a fiercely bright student, high achiever and model student. Though treated with a degree of distrust and prejudice among his peers, the court once again showed to be the great equalizer.

In his new surroundings, Wallace flourished academically and athletically, earning respect and accolades for his hard work. Though Wallace had become the basketball program's darling shooting guard, setting a school record for racking up points from downtown, several classmates still harbored ill will towards the mild mannered bird. Wallace's participation in the graduation ceremony came under fire when a string of vandalism and thefts were pinned on the penguin. Wallace objected vehemently to the accusations, which eventually could not be proven. Though he was not prohibited to graduate (with honors), the accusation left an uneasy shadow over his head and a lack of trust in his school in his final year.

Wallace was accepted into Braylor after being heavily scrutinized by the historically domesticated but esteemed college's athletics department. While Wallace did not like the idea of becoming part of another experiment in diversification, the student body being primarily and traditionally domesticated mammals, he was offered a generous sports scholarship and a promising forecast from the coaching staff. Wallace made sure the university made good on that big talk, becoming the first non-mammal to start in his freshman year at that school over a decade. Though he still stuck out even amongst the few other birds, Wallace found greater acceptance amongst his peers at Braylor and established a trust for the institution that he lost at Y&MA. Though Wallace had aspiration to graduate, he had helped field such a strong team for the college that by the end of his sophomore year he was being courted by liaisons in hopes of bridging his talent into the professional league. The opportunity to make real money, especially after being so fortunate thanks to the efforts of his parents, was enough to push his decision to submit to the draft over the edge.