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|Full name||Darren Mead|
|Date of birth||29 March 1971|
|Original team(s)||Port Adelaide (SANFL)|
|Draft||No. 107, 1988 national draft|
|Height||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||98 kg (216 lb)|
|1989–1996||Port Adelaide (SANFL)||127 (20)|
|1997–2002||Port Adelaide (AFL)||122 (8)|
|Representative team honours|
|South Australia||? (?)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2002.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Darren Mead (born 29 March 1971) is a former Australian rules footballer with the Port Adelaide Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and Australian Football League (AFL).
After being a strong part of the Port Adelaide Football Club in the SANFL, he was retained as part of Port's entry into the Australian Football League competition in 1997. However, he was initially drafted by Essendon during the 1988 VFL draft at selection 107. Mead, to turn 18 soon after for the 1989 season, never took up the offer from Windy Hill.
He won Port Adelaide's first ever AFL best and fairest. He was a strong competitor at centre half-back and also occasionally played the ruck. He became the first Port Adelaide Power player to play 100 games in 2001. He was one of the leaders of the club throughout his AFL career, which lasted from 1997 through to 2002.
- "NATIONAL DRAFT OF ENORMOUS IMPORTANCE - essendonfc.com.au". essendonfc.com.au. Retrieved 8 July 2017.