MEET

FOUNDERS

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Tyler
Patmon

FOUNDER

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Jeremiah Hatch

CO-FOUNDER

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Lubbock Smith

CO-FOUNDER

OUR

MAKE YOUR MOVE.

TYLER PATMON,
  • Tyler Patmon was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and was raised the majority of his life in Texas, in which he lived in Desoto and Round Rock. After moving from Desoto to Round Rock, he began playing at Vista Ridge High School where he lettered in Varsity Football his Junior and Senior Years.
  • For his high school football career, Tyler was a two-time 1st team All-District (despite playing only three games his senior year). Tyler received a full athletic scholarship and went on to play at the University of Kansas (KU) in 2009.
  • Tyler redshirted his first year at KU and went on to start three years at cornerback in which he tallied a total of 142 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 22 passes defended and six interceptions.
  • Due to three head coach changes at KU, Tyler graduated early and transferred to Oklahoma State University (OSU) where he spent his Redshirt Senior year. Patmon worked overtime to earn playing time at OSU; as a result, he led the team with nine pass breakups, one interception, and one fumble recovery for a touchdown. 
  • Upon going undrafted and not receiving an undrafted free agent deal, Tyler attended a 3-day rookie tryout for the Dallas Cowboys where he earned his respect and also a spot on the team. Tyler was able to turn an unrecognized college career and a 3-day tryout into a five year NFL career.
  • During his NFL career, Tyler began his own nonprofit foundation, Shine in Darkness. His foundation focuses on helping the youth find their light in this world. The main goal is to help kids discover their talents and God-given abilities in order for them to find their vocation as they reach their full potential as young men and women. Shine in Darkness has put together Christmas parties,Thanksgiving dinners for the Boys and Girls Club, backpack drives, bible studies and more. One of the many amazing things born out of Shine in Darkness is the free, invitation only football camp: Camp Exposure. This camp is just part of Tyler’s vision and a glimpse of what is yet to come with Tyler and Shine in Darkness.
  • After his NFL career, Tyler became a teacher and football coach at North Forney High School. After spending a year in the public school system, Tyler feels led by God to step away from coaching and focus his efforts on starting his own private Christian school here in Dallas.
  • Being two years removed from playing professional football, Tyler is exploring different fields to step into next but continues to create opportunities for other athletes while being a humble servant to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. His love for the youth also guides his heart to serve at his church, One Community Church, where he teaches the preteens, leading them in bible studies and leadership meetings.
JEREMIAH HATCH,
  • Jeremiah is a Dallas, Texas native born and raised in the Southern area of Dallas. He attended Carter High School where he was ranked number 13 for all centers in the state of Texas.
  • After helping lead Carter to four straight district championships, Jeremiah earned All-District honors his junior year as well as All-State honors his senior year of high school. During his Senior year, Jeremiah was offered a full athletic scholarship to the University of Kansas (KU); he accepted and attended KU.
  • In his football career at KU, Jeremiah earned Freshman All-American Second team honors, was named to the Phil Steele Midseason All-Big 12 Third Team, 2007 Rivals.com Freshman All-America Second Team, and was earned team captain his senior year.
  • Upon receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Business and Communication from the University of Kansas, Jeremiah received his realtor and brokers license in the State of Texas. He is now the owner of It’s a Real Estate World LLC as well as the Director of Operation for the real estate company, Builtin Realty Group, LLC. Jeremiah also serves as a board member on Life Temple Inc. 
  • Jeremiah is a co-founder of Camp Exposure and is currently one of the most prominent real estate developers in Southern Dallas. He specializes in single family and commercial real estate development. Jeremiah is dedicated to helping professional athletes use real estate in order to live their best lifestyle. However, his passion is not only for professional athletes. His vision is embedded in educating underserved communities on strategic real estate tactics in order to create life-changing financial opportunities. Jeremiah understands that these professional athletes, who start out as young athletes, live in these underserved communities that he comes from and wants to help empower them to make a difference in both their lives and in their communities.
  • Jeremiah and his wife, Ryan, have one son, River, and reside in Dallas, TX (Forney).

LUBBOCK SMITH,

  • Born and raised in Dallas (Oak Cliff), Texas, Lubbock graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and in 2017 with a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration. 
  • Lubbock is also a Carter High School 2008 alum, where he was third team all-state, earned all district first team and all-area honors as a senior, named Carter HS MVP as well as defensive MVP; he record 119 tackles as a senior with three interceptions, three fumble recoveries, one interception returned for a touchdown, and earned Dallas Morning News Player of the Week honor.
  • During his football career at KU, Lubbock was a four-year starter, after redshirting, in which he tallied a career total of 146 tackles, two interceptions, four forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries; he was named 2009 College Football News Freshman All-America Honorable Mention, and The Sporting News Freshman All-Big 12 team.
  • Lubbock Smith III is a co-founder of Camp Exposure and currently a 3rd grade math teacher at KIPP Truth Elementary School in Dallas, TX. He is the owner of Lubbock Smith III, LLC, a fitness and consultation business as well as the Director of Strategic Partnerships/Leadership with Builtin Realty Group, LLC. Also, he serves as the Dallas South Committee Coordinator with Vista Bank.
  • Prior to his current roles, Lubbock had an extensive career in NCAA Division-1 athletics, where he served and led in a number of capacities. At Old Dominion University (ODU) athletics in December of 2018, he was the director of student-athlete development and leadership programs and academic advisor of Women’s Basketball and Men’s and Women’s Soccer.
  • Before his tenure at ODU, Lubbock served at the University of Southern California (USC) as an Athletic Academic Advisor, overseeing women’s basketball and men’s and women’s tennis, Coordinator of Personal Development, and an instructor for the PHED 165 Freshman Seminar course for USC Football.
  • Preceding his time at USC, he spent nine years at the University of Kansas (KU), of which his last four years there he was an Academic Advisor for football and a Leadership Coordinator for KU LEADS (Student-Athlete Development). He is the co-founder/co-creator of the R.I.S.E program at Kansas Athletics, a program that cultivates a safe and supportive environment for minority student-athletes that nurtures personal, academic, and social growth while encompassing the fundamental values of Kansas Athletics. He also served as a mentor to student-athletes. During his time at KU, he served several positions throughout the athletics department: tickets and sales, fundraising/development, marketing, and student-athlete development. In addition, he was a KU Football Summer Career Development coordinator and was heavily involved with helping student-athletes holistically develop.
  • Lubbock and his wife, Diana, have one daughter, Genesis, and reside in Dallas, TX (Oak Cliff).