One of the most decorated Arizona football players in history, Waldrop won the 1993 Outland Trophy and the inaugural Bronko Nagurski Award as the nation’s top defensive player, as well as UPI Lineman of the Year award. He capped his senior year with 53 tackles from the point of attack as a nose tackle, with 14 tackles for loss and eight sacks. He spearheaded an Arizona defense that spawned the “Desert Swarm” nickname. He was a unanimous first-team All-American in 1993 and a consensus pick in 1992, plus earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors in 1992 and 1993. He was also named the third greatest player in Arizona history by the Tucson Citizen. Taken in the fifth round of the 1994 NFL Draft, he played one year in the league for Kansas City and three years in the CFL for Memphis and Toronto. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.