Chad Baker is the quarterback understudy for the Grimsborough University football team, the Grimsborough Quails. He was also one of the suspects during the investigations of the deaths of their star quarterback, Troy Takiguchi in Dead Man Running (Case #34), springbreaker Aaliyah Banks in Spring Break Massacre (Case #38), and cheerleader Madison Springer in The Rorschach Reaper (Case #41).
Chad is a 21-year-old Caucasian man with short wavy blond hair which swirls to the right side. He has brown eyes, weighs 225 pounds and his blood type is A+.
In Dead Man Running, Chad wears shoulder padding for when he's playing football underneath his football strip and has black strips below his eyes. His football strip is a blue shirt with Quails on the shoulder pads and his number is 29. It is known that he eats spicy food and drinks sports drinks.
In Spring Break Massacre, Chad wears a light blue tank top with white and orange trim. It is discovered that he is athletic and wears flip-flops.
In The Rorschach Reaper, Chad wears a white shirt underneath a black elegant suit and tie and is seen crying. His suit is stained with blood. It is discovered that he is a member of the university and has knowledge in electronics.
Role in Case(s)
Chad was interrogated by the team after they had found his football jersey in Troy's laundry basket, which was located in the victim's dorm room at the Grimsborough University, where both of them studied. Chad told the team that his jersey was supposed to be there as the two were roommates. He also said that he was the substitute quarterback for the Quails and that their team's coach (Franklin Caldwell) had made them roommates as he thought that it would've been good for both of them. He was considered the killer as being left on the sidelines for so long could've driven a guy to extremes. However, he was let go when the Quails' coach, Franklin Caldwell was found guilty and detained for Troy's death.
Chad returned as a suspect after Aaliyah Banks was half-eaten by piranhas and was found floating on a pool of blood in the Grimsborough lake. While talking to Madison, the team were interrupted by Chad, who thought that the team was bothering her. At first, the team didn't recognise him but after a while, they did. They then went to ask Chad how he had been doing since becoming quarterback for the Quails. The team then asked Chad if he knew the victim, Aaliyah Banks, to which he replied that he didn't, since he only knew the girls in College who were football fans. Later, Chad was questioned about his part-time job at a gas station. He told the team that he had started to do this job just a few a weeks ago, as he was trying to save up money to invite Madison to the Prom Ball, and he also needed proper costume and proper shoes to pick her up in style. When asked if he had seen anybody suspicious at the gas station before the murder, Chad replied and said he didn't.
In his last appearance, Chad was announced the Prom King, with Madison as his Prom Queen. After Donna Walker announced them as the winners, everyone celebrated, and Madison started to cry in happiness. As the celebration was about to ensue, Madison was shockingly slain with a rigged tiara, splashing blood on Chad's suit. Chad then ran away to the football field in shock. Madison's death took a heavy toll on him throughout the investigation. After investigating the football field, the team found Chad, who was crying because of Madison's shocking death. The team consoled him and spoke to him for a while, and he revealed that he loved Madison a lot but she never answered back. Chad was interrogated once again when the team learned that he and Madison had trespassed after curfew a few times since the past few days. When questioned about it, Chad replied and said that they used to talk about their relationship since he wanted to move in with Madison after College. But unfortunately for Chad, Madison never admitted that she loved him, too. After Tess Goodwin was convicted of the murder, Chad was released from the station.
- Chad is the only character in Grimsborough that rewards you clothes in all his appearances in Additional Investigation.
- He is one of the suspects who appeared in three cases.