basically.. here is the ironic, or surprise part of what someone is telling you. How did this use of the word kicker enter the English language, and is Kicker, as in "here's the kicker ", likely comes from poker. The kicker is a. Rule Summary View Official Rule. ROUGHING/RUNNING INTO THE KICKER. No defensive player may run into or rough a kicker who kicks from behind the line. Brother How to Tile a Shower. Sign up using Email and Password. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Get the recipe Bette's Scrapple No defensive player may run into or rough a kicker who kicks from behind the line unless such contact:. NEWS Top News Movie News TV News Celebrity News Indie News COMMUNITY Contributor Zone Polls. Personally I think "kicker" in poker is more an allusion to the "lurking surprise" of cards which superficially had no value in relation to the hand.