If you are a Bills fan its almost impossible for you not to know of Pancho Billa. He was like the unofficial mascot for the team. Unfortunately he passed away after his battle with pancreatic cancer. However his impact on the team and city will last a lifetime, so he was honored for the Bills home opener Sunday.

Lifelong Bills fan Ezra Castro, affectionately known as Pancho Billa, fought a long battle with pancreatic cancer, which eventually metastasized throughout his liver, lungs, spine and lymph nodes. He died in May at age 39.

Thousands of Bills fans celebrated the man behind the mask this weekend starting with a memorial tailgate on Saturday.

The event took place in Hammer's Lot at 4170 Abbott Road with a tent, prayers, memories and laughter.

"I love you. I know that Ezra has always loved you," said Castro's fiancée, Veronica. "And I thank you with all of my heart. The children will remain Bills fans... Forever."

           Pancho Billa honored at Memorial Tailgate
Following the tailgate, the Buffalo Bills organization honored Castro in a video montage prior to kickoff Sunday where his family was also in attendance. 

Bills Fans Celebrate The Life Of Pancho Billa