DALLAS - It’s no secret Cowboys Nation is populated with some of the craziest, die-hard, bleed-blue-and-silver fans in the league. Julio Marin is no exception.
By day, Julio is a family man and an Operation Desert Storm veteran, but come every Sunday, he transforms into 'Mr. Prime.' A Cowboys super fan sporting a Lucha Libre mask and oversized cowboy hat.
Julio’s Luchadore alter-ego is inspired by his childhood home in Matamoros, Mexico.
“Sunday mornings, my uncle would take us to 7:00 mass. Then by 9:00 we were watching live Mexican wresting,” he says. “Inner me just said you know what `I love it’.”
That love crossed over from wrestling to Dem Boyz. Julio’s passion for the star has taken him all the way to Canton, Ohio. That`s right, Julio was inducted into the Pro Football Ultimate Fan Association, the Hall of Fame for NFL super fans.
“It took me probably three or four years to be invited,” Marin says. “Saturday during Hall of Fame weekend, we actually have a float and we get to walk in the parade.”
But with great honor comes great responsibility. Julio and his fellow inductees also turn their passion into philanthropy.
“Being a veteran, I do a lot of community service for veterans,” he said. “For the Patriots game, we invited five disabled veterans from Warrior Wishes and we tailgated for them, we cooked for them. It was their day.”
It’s been a trying season for the Boys, but Mr. Prim knows the best is yet to come:
“It's been a rough seven weeks, but today the Dolphins are going down!”
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