|No. 43, 44|
|Date of birth:||July 1, 1958|
|Place of birth:||Brooklyn, New York|
|Date of death:||April 30, 1993(aged 34)|
|Place of death:||Mooresville, North Carolina|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
|NFL draft:||1980 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 1992|
|Interception return yards:||536|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Waymer graduated from West Charlotte High School in 1976. He played college football at Notre Dame, graduating in 1980, and was drafted in the 1980 NFL Draft in the second round by the New Orleans Saints, where he played until 1989. He was offered a contract by the New Jersey Generals of the USFL, but opted to remain in New Orleans, saying, "I always wanted to play there. I've got a lot of friends there, and that is where, hopefully, I'll finish out my career." He played for the San Francisco 49ers in 1990 and 1991 and the Los Angeles Raiders in 1992.
Waymer married his long-time girlfriend, Sally Hampton, on June 29, 1981. They divorced in 1986. Hampton, a writer and producer currently residing in Los Angeles, dedicated the ABC/Wonderful World of Disney movie A Saintly Switch to his memory in 1999. Waymer remarried in 1989 and had one son, David Benjamin Waymer III, born in 1992.
- May 19, 1985 SPORTS PEOPLE; A Saint's Choice New York Times
- May 19, 1993 SPORTS PEOPLE: FOOTBALL; Waymer's Death Is Linked to Cocaine New York Times
- June 7, 1993 Cocaine responsible for death of NFL's Dave Waymer Original article from Jet Magazine
- Ralph Hickok (2008-11-06). "''Hickok Sports'': Sports Calendar - April 30". Hickoksports.com. Retrieved 2013-05-21.