|Full name||Waylon Dwayne Francis Box|
|Date of birth||September 20, 1990|
|Place of birth||Limón, Costa Rica|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|Columbus Crew SC|
|2014–2017||Columbus Crew SC||83||(0)|
|2018||Seattle Sounders FC||11||(0)|
|2018||→ Seattle Sounders FC 2 (loan)||1||(0)|
|2019–||Columbus Crew SC||16||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 July 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 March 2019
Waylon Francis began his career in the youth system of Deportivo Saprissa. He made his First Division debut with Brujas on January 13, 2011 in a match against Barrio México. After a brief stay with Brujas he joined Limón, remaining only for one season with the Caribbean club. In 2012, he joined Herediano. He scored the first goal of his career playing for Herediano at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama against Tauro FC in the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League. He was a high-profile subject of racist slants in a game against Cartaginés, prompting the referee to stop the game.
His play with Herediano in the Champions League drew the attention of Major League Soccer club Columbus Crew SC who made him the club's first signing for the 2014 season. Francis made his MLS and club debut on March 8, 2014 in a 3–0 victory over D.C. United. He missed the end of the 2016 season after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder in early October. On December 1, 2017, Crew SC declined Francis' contract option, ending his four-year tenure with the club.
On 5 February 2019, Francis was traded to Columbus Crew SC for $50,000 of General Allocation Money.
Waylon Francis was part of Costa Rica's Under-23 side. He made his debut with the full national teams during the 2013 Copa Centroamericana against Nicaragua and was a non-playing squad member at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
- Waylon Francis: "Los insultos racistas siempre se dan en Cartago" – Al Día ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
- Crew add Waylon Francis
- "Waylon Francis (2014)". ColumbusCrewSC.com.
- "Francis undergoes successful shoulder surgery". ColumbusCrewSC.com.
- "Options exercised on 9 players ahead of 2018 season". ColumbusCrewSC.com. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
- "Sounders FC acquires $50,000 in General Allocation Money from Columbus Crew SC in exchange for defender Waylon Francis". Seattle Sounders FC. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- 2014 World Cup profile – FIFA
- Profile – Columbus Crew
- "WAYLON D FRANCIS VS STEPHANIE P GONZALEZ DAVILA Court Case Record". Retrieved 13 August 2018.
- Andrew Erickson (27 January 2017). "Crew Cuts: Mohammed Abu adapts to new team". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 11 January 2018.