Darren Mallory Sharper (born November 3, 1975 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American football safety for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college football at William & Mary.
A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Sharper has also played for the Minnesota Vikings. He is the younger brother of former NFL linebacker Jamie Sharper.
Sharper played college football at William & Mary, where he was a teammate of current Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and current Philadelphia Eagles assistant Sean McDermott. During his career he earned All-America honors twice and was named first-Team All-Yankee Conference three times. As a senior he was the Yankee Conference Defensive Player of the Year after intercepting 10 passes. He finished his college career with a school record 24 career interceptions and a I-AA record 468 career interception return yards. He also set the school record with 1,037 career punt return yards.