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Mt. Pleasant, pictured here in 2011, was 13-1 last season. This fall, it got a surprise transfer that turned out to be 21-year-old James Nash.

The expression "a man among boys" came true for the Mt. Pleasant (Mich.) football team after it was discovered that a 21-year-old man played four games for the school this fall.

According to Morning Sun, 21-year-old James Nash fraudulently transferred into the school district under the alias Javier Jones and took the lie all the way to the gridiron.

Acting on a tip, the school district investigated and discovered that Nash had forged documents to cover up his age.

As of Friday, Mt. Pleasant had already removed Nash from its football roster.

The school is awaiting word from the MHSAA as to whether it will have to forfeit the games in which Nash played. The organization has never dealt with such a case.

"At this point it's just communication," Conway told the Morning Sun. "But the MHSAA did indicate that it is unprecedented that a young person has changed their age from older to younger to be able to play. They had not run into this."

The strange case is reminiscent of the Guerdwich Montimere saga, in which a 22-year-old posed as a high school sophomore basketball player in Texas.

Here's video of the team (without Nash) in action earlier in the season