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Bills fans rally around Pancho Billa after NFL Draft appearance

Posted: 3:08 AM, Apr 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-30 07:09:48Z

For many fans in Western New York and around the country, the biggest moment of the 2018 NFL Draft didn't come in the first round-- it came when ultimate Bills Ezra Castro, also known as "Pancho Billa," took the stage.

Castro has been battling cancer, but when the NFL Draft came to his hometown of Dallas, he decided to go. On Friday night, he was in the crowd with dozens of Bills fans as former players Andre Reed and Fred Jackson came out on stage to announce the Bills third round pick.

Reed and Jackson introduced Castro to the crowd, and to a national television audience, and asked him to come on stage. Castro announced the Bills' third round pick, defensive tackle Harrison Phillips.

Castro's appearance at the draft quickly went viral on Facebook and Twitter, with even fans of other teams calling it the "moment of the draft." Local shirt company 26 Shirts is using the sudden notoriety for a good cause. It's re-releasing its "Pancho Power" t-shirt. For each shirt sold, 26 Shirts will donate $8 to Castro.

The shirts are available until midnight on Monday night. You can check them out here.

 

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