Darren Pfeiffer progressed through Norwood's junior grades, playing 15 games for the under 17s in 2003. The following year he appeared in 12 games for the under 17s and 10 in the under 19s. He continued to develop, and in 2005 played at under 19, reserves and league levels.
Pfeiffer made his senior debut in round eight against Sturt at Unley and played six league games for the season. During the year he represented the State at the national under 18 championships and was selected in the All Australian team at the end of the competition.
Pfeiffer was drafted by the Adelaide Crows at the end of the 2005 season.
Able to play for the Redlegs when not required by the Crows, he played five senior and seven reserves games in 2006.
He had a solid season for the Redlegs in 2007, playing 13 league games and was fourth in the best and fairest awards. However he was delisted by the Crows at the end of 2007 without playing an AFL game.
Carlton selected him in the 2008 pre-season draft but, plagued by serious shoulder injuries, he only managed seven games before again being delisted at the end of 2009.
After spending 2010 with Southport (Queensland Australian Football League) he returned to The Parade in 2011 and won the coveted Woods Medal (18 games).
Pfeiffer was rookie-listed by Port Power in 2012 and only played four games for Norwood, spending most of the year in the AFL.
In 2013 the utility played 22 games for Norwood and was an important member of that year's premiership side, Norwood winning back-to-back flags for the first time in 90 years.
Released by Port Power at the end of 2013, Pfeiffer relocated to Queensland.
R Cialini February 2021