Dolores High School Fieldhouse may have one of the lowest capacities in Four Corners, but when rivalry games come around it becomes just as boisterous. Yet Joel Balderrama remains calm and collected while maintaining control of his charges.
His survivors include his parents Mario and Shelley Steed Balderrama of Tyler; brother Aaron Balderrama from 29 Palms, California; nephew Raleigh Brundidge of Tyler; grandparents Joe and Delcy Balderrama from Midlothian, Ben and Stacy Balderrama from Troup, John and Joan Steed of Lindale as well as numerous cousins.
Early Life and Education
Benjamin Kaleb Balderrama was born in Whitehouse, Texas to Mario and Shelley Steed Balderrama and attended Whitehouse High School before beginning work for Butch-Casing Oil and Gas Company of Tyler in Texas. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, playing Xbox and working out at the gym as well as spending time with family and friends at Green Acres Baptist Church of Troup.
Dr. Balderrama believes that using patient education resources has enabled his team to better interact with patients, but believes Spear Online’s ongoing educational journey for team members is vital in aiding their success in their roles, from team alignment via role-specific CE video lessons and other resources to understanding how their work impacts patient outcomes.
Valderrama made his mark as a professional footballer during the late 1980s and 1990s, garnering 111 caps with Colombia national team during its golden era of soccer – widely considered one of the greatest ever players by his contemporaries and peers alike. His signature hairstyle and accurate passing abilities quickly made him one of the country’s iconic figures and household names across South America.
Valderrama retired from playing his career and founded his own dental practice in Troup, Texas after retiring. He attended Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler and enjoyed fishing, soccer, football, working out at the gym and playing X-Box. Valderrama is survived by both of his parents: Mario Balderrama of Whitehouse and Shelley Steed Balderrama of Troup; as well as siblings Aaron Balderrama, Raleigh Brundidge and Michael Brundidge of Tyler; nieces Elba Colon and Tracy Balderrama both of Troup; as well as nephew Michael Brundidge of Tyler.
Achievement and Honors
Valderrama has made significant contributions to sports media outlets beyond acting, serving as color commentator during broadcasts of different matches and attending FIFA World Cup tournaments. Furthermore, he was the face of Konami’s International Superstar Soccer Pro 98 game.
He has performed as both vocalist and actor in various musical revues and Broadway productions. Recently, he made a memorable performance as Vivian Nixon in Maurice Hines’ Earth, Wind & Fire musical Hot Feet alongside Maurice Hines; it received critical acclaim with The Village Voice labeling him “a sizzling dancer who burns up the stage.” Additionally, 22 Friendswood High School seniors received recognition of Commended Student status from National Merit Scholarship Program 2015 with their principal handing them letters commendations from National Merit Scholarship Program 2015 that were presented by Friendswood High School principal to these schollastically talented students.
He became one of Colombia’s most iconic footballers during the late 1980s due to his distinctive hairstyle and precise passing, winning South American Footballer of the Year awards in 1987 and 1993 as well as being selected into the World Cup All-Star team in 1999. Konami released International Superstar Soccer Pro 98 with his image featured on its cover, as well as being featured regularly as a commentator on Andres Cantor’s radio station Futbol de Primera.
He was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler and enjoyed fishing, soccer, football, and working out at the gym. Mario Balderrama and Shelley Steed Balderrama of Troup; his brother Aaron of 29 Palms CA; nephew Raleigh Brundidge both living in Tyler; grandparents Ben & Rosa Balderrama from Troup and John and Joan Steed Balderrama from Lindale; as well as aunts/uncles Joe & Delcy Balderrama from Midlothian; Ben and Stacy Balderrama from Chapel Hill; John and Angelic Balderrama of Lindale.